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Don't Fuss It - Bus It To The World Rowing Champs

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Don't Fuss It - Bus It To The World Rowing Champs

Avoid the fuss and get on a bus is the message from Waikato Police for rowing fans heading out to the World Rowing Championships being held in Karapiro at the end of the month.

Waikato Road Policing Manager, Inspector Leo Tooman, said with tens of thousands of tickets sold for the event traffic management played a major part in ensuring everyone enjoys the event.

"We're particularly keen to avoid traffic coming to the event not bottlenecking at Cambridge and to avoid that efforts have been made to guide traffic along routes to avoid this.

"There is no public parking at the venue itself and access is restricted to permit holders and accredited vehicles only. The public will be directed to two park and ride locations on either side of the venue and the cost of the bus fare is included in the ticket price."

Mr Tooman said with a high level of local interest in the rowing a lot of last minute race fans were expected to travel to the event from Hamilton each day and he had some advice for those intending to make the trip from the City.

"Buses will be running from the Hamilton Transport Centre to Karapiro during each day of the event so our message to fans is to avoid any hassles and use the public transport provided."

Routes to the park and ride facilities

Traffic coming from the north; Rowing traffic will be diverted off SH1 on to SH1B at Taupiri and will be directed by signs to travel towards Tamahere and on to Mystery Creek Rd, at this point traffic flows from the north will converge with traffic coming from Hamilton and the south from SH3 and traffic will flow into the park and ride facility at Leamington at the corner of Lamb and Carlyle Streets where buses will shuttle them to the venue.

Traffic coming from the south or east via SH1 and SH27/5 ; Rowing traffic coming via Tirau will be directed off SH1 at Horahora over the bridge on to Maungatautari Rd south of the Mighty River Domain venue and through to Lucky At Last Rd where buses will convey fans to the event.

Mr Tooman said given the heavy than usual traffic flows on park and ride routes spectators were advised not to walk or cycle to the venue.

"Allow plenty of time for your trip, ensure you have plenty of sun block and non-alcoholic drinks and everyone can be assured of a great event," he said.

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