Time for Transport Agencies to Address West Disruptions
Time for All Transport Agencies to Address Transport Disruptions in the West
One of the first priorities upon election for Christine Rose, Council Candidate for Waitakere Ward, will be starting a conversation between all the agencies involved in West Auckland’s transport works. “I'm looking forward to sitting down with all the transport agencies to ensure their plans reflect the community, through management of current projects, and long term transport plans.”
“Transport disruption is an ongoing problem for Westies” says Mrs Rose. “People are frustrated by gridlock on the motorway and surrounding streets. They want to be free of congestion. They want to be able to choose reliable public transport, -but where is it?”
Mrs Rose, former Chair of the ARC’s Transport Committees, looks forward to picking up where she left off in leading transport improvements across the region, with a strong interest in West Auckland’s transport – “whether by car, bus, train, bike or foot”.
Mrs Rose says “I use Lincoln, Te Atatu and feeder roads. I use Western Line train and bus services and I ride the North Western Cycleway. I get stuck in North Western motorway congestion whether I'm in a car or a bus. I know the frustrations of sitting in traffic when we could be at home with our families”.
“An inter-agency transport conversation is a real priority, so everyone is on the same page for once”.
“We need better management of current road works, bus priority on the motorway; an end to ticket box failures and delays on the rail. Safe walking and cycling must be considered in all transport projects. We need the bus network made more sensible, and fares kept to a minimum. And what has happened to the promised park and rides?”
“People are telling me they are disappointed with the disorganisation of it all. There are lots of issues, and I look forward to sitting down with all the agencies and interests involved as soon as I’m elected, to best serve the West in the planning and provision of transport”