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Topic # 191382 2-Feb-2016 18:50
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I take back all I have ever said, I don't know how Aucklanders cope and not go postal. We are in Auckland on holiday, Whangaparaora to be exact and the traffic is insane. It took an eternity to go from Takapuna to Manly Beach mid afternoon.





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  Reply # 1483803 2-Feb-2016 18:51
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Best thing I ever did was move away from Auckland


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  Reply # 1483804 2-Feb-2016 18:52
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I went to Masterton to get something yesterday.

 

 

It's about 35km each way. I doubt I saw more than 6 cars in either direction!





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1483805 2-Feb-2016 18:52
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right in the middle of school traffic?

 

aucklanders cope because they have to,

 

i cope because i work different hours, start early finish early


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  Reply # 1483808 2-Feb-2016 18:57
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Geektastic: I went to Masterton to get something yesterday. It's about 35km each way. I doubt I saw more than 6 cars in either direction!

 

 

 

Were all of them stolen cars with police (eventually abandoning) pursuit?


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  Reply # 1483812 2-Feb-2016 19:01
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I work from home and have meetings at times that avoid peak travel times. Plus I probably know the best routes to avoid queues.  But yes, I stay in Auckland for family reasons at the moment but would probably move if those changed.


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  Reply # 1483814 2-Feb-2016 19:02
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I think that Wellington traffic is much worse but depends on where you go and how you think it through. Remember its our largest city not some backwater town with a handful of vehicles :)

 

 





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  Reply # 1483816 2-Feb-2016 19:09
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Yay backwater towns with a handful of vehicles!

 

 





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  Reply # 1483820 2-Feb-2016 19:17
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I lived in Auckland (North Shore) for 10 enjoyable years.

 

No way would I ever venture into peak hour traffic - what a total waste of time, money, and effort.

 

I bought a house within walking distance of work - and  walking to work was often faster than the gridlocked cars that I was passing.





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  Reply # 1483838 2-Feb-2016 19:47
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Hah, one of my coworkers was in Auckland on the weekend and she commented on the lack of traffic (presumably due to the long weekend). It's therefore somewhat amusing to read this thread :)


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It still astounds me that in a city of well over a million people you have to travel through suburban streets to get from the airport  to the CBD.





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  Reply # 1483841 2-Feb-2016 19:55
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Driving from Devonport to the Esmonde Street intersection took a crazy amount of time at around 2 pm. The time it took us to drive that I could have driven from Wellington to Upper Hutt.




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  Reply # 1483842 2-Feb-2016 19:58
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I have a nice fancy car in the drive but I can PT everywhere, easier, less stressful and during peak is just as slow until I get to the train station then its weee on a dedicated right of way.  If you think Auckland driving is bad, try London... That is terrible, I used to spend hours moving at 2-3 mph.


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  Reply # 1483844 2-Feb-2016 19:58
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It still astounds me that in a city of well over a million people you have to travel through suburban streets to get from the airport  to the CBD.

 

 

Only if you want to go the way with the least kms, not the quickest.

 

Go down the southern to manukau, hop on the other one and go in the back way to the airport. Been way faster when ive had to go out there.





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Since my bike ate a bearing last week I'm resorting to the car to get to work .. awful experience, you would not believe the fuss people make when I'm lane splitting!!!  All the screaming and hooting of horns, Aucklands driving manners suck!


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  Reply # 1483862 2-Feb-2016 20:10
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seems like just another Auckland bashing thread. I moved here from Dunedin nearly 17 years ago and love the place you just need to use your head a bit more instead of getting all emotional about it.

 

 

 

I worked in Wellington many years ago for about 8 months whilst staying in  Paraparam and the traffic was far worse than Auckland, case of people in glass houses etc etc. Never could understand one road in and out of there but its the way the city was built, not much different to Auckland really.

 

 

 

Then you get all the whingers about how a lot of money is spent on Auckland roading, never ceases really





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