The Bay of Plenty Times last week launched Gridlock – Tauranga's No 1 issue, a series examining what's gone wrong, the chokepoints and how bad they have become and the impact on people, businesses and the wider city.

Dylan Thorne gives his opinion on what needs to be done to address the issue.


Over the past week our series, Gridlock – Tauranga's No 1 issue, has looked into the impact of the city's increasing traffic congestion.

The series has highlighted the complexity of the problem facing our city in finding long-term solutions to ease traffic jams during peak hours on our roads.

It's clear that the city's overloaded traffic network has not kept pace with the rapid population growth in the region — more houses, more people and more cars on the road.


Experts and city leaders have offered their thoughts on what needs to be done to tackle the problem.