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Avoid Travelling Tomorrow Morning If Possible, Says Transit

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3 July 2008 - Transit New Zealand in urging motorists in the main centres to avoid travelling during tomorrow's morning rush hour if possible or, if they must travel, allow extra time for their journeys.

Transit general manager network operations Roly Frost said Transit New Zealand was working closely with the NZ Police, local councils and the RTA to manage the traffic impacts of tomorrow's planned truck protests on traffic, but still expected significant delays between 7am and 10am.

Mr Frost had the following advice for motorists:

Don't travel if you don't have to Be patient Allow extra time for your journeys Consider working from home Take public transport instead of driving If you do need to go by car, travel earlier to avoid the delays Listen to the radio for traffic updates and look for real time traffic info on variable message signs at some locations

"We know that not everyone has the option of not travelling or working from home, but we encourage those who do to make the most of the opportunity. People that do need to travel should be patient and allow plenty of extra time for their journeys," Mr Frost said.

Please see below for specific travel advice for travellers in Auckland:

Transit is advising motorists to leave early and allow extra time for their journeys, but not to delay starting their journey. During the morning peak period around 8,000 vehicles come across the harbour bridge each hour and another 8,000 (approx) per hour travel on the Southern Motorway near the Auckland CBD. If many of these motorists delayed starting their journeys then it is likely traffic congestion would continue long after the truck protest had finished.

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