Minister of Transport Phil Twyford's statement (News, May 6) "we know that doing business as usual and building more motorways isn't going to cut it in Tauranga" requires comment.

Sadly, Mr Twyford, neither does building more bus and cycle lanes, but certainly ask the thousands of Tauranga residents who use the Eastern Arterial Road every day what their preferences would be, as this road has proven to be efficient, fast and also very safe.

I remain convinced that if Labour did not have to pander to the views of the Green Party, roading initiatives would be very different - but

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