Auckland bus strike: Changing usual travel plans meant little disruption on roads

  • Auckland

Changing usual travel patterns meant motorists played an important role in minimising disruption from today's bus strike by changing their usual travel patterns. 

Many people chose to travel in earlier or left their cars behind altogether. The impact on the motorway network for the morning peak was minimal. 

The Transport Agency's Auckland Highway Manager, Brett Giddon says, “The usual morning peak started earlier this morning and lasted a little longer, but traffic flows remained steady and some sections of the network were less busy than usual.

There were a few incidents like crashes and breakdowns this morning which can really slow things up, and the incidents we did have were cleared very quickly.”

NZTA and Auckland Transport set up an Incident Management Team working from the Traffic Operations Centre to monitor motorways and local roads and ensure any incidents were cleared quickly as possible.

Extra staff are also working to provide real time traffic and travel information to help people plan their journeys to avoid the worst traffic build up and delays.