Rail to South-East Auckland
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Currently in South-East Auckland (Botany/Pakuranga area) there is no rail transport, just a slow bus network that gets slower and less efficient with every car added to the road. The logical solution is to add a heavy or light rail system from the city to the eastern suburbs.
From speaking to people in Auckland Transport, it has been ascertained that there is no plan for rail to be developed out to the South-East area. The only plan for this area is building a busway which, while allowing buses to move faster, does not solve the issue of congested roads or benefit the environment.
This petition is aimed at making the local government and council aware of the situation, and letting them know that the people want the rail network to be developed, not more buses to clog up the roads. Rail is the most efficient people mover and this needs to be taken into account, and plans developed for rail to South-East Auckland. The population is growing NOW, not in 40 years' time. It's time to act NOW and sort out the transport issues plaguing South-East Auckland.
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