Regarding the Bay of Plenty Time's series Gridlock, I was born in the Waikato and lived half my life in New Zealand and the Netherlands.

I have seen traffic congestion in both countries becoming more and more of an issue.

The Netherlands, as a small country and with a huge population, is also struggling with traffic issues even though they have an excellent public transport system, motorways and cycle lanes.

New Zealand can improve its public transport, roads and cycle lanes and the way we think about getting from A to B.

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