Auckland, New Zealand Transportation System

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Introduction Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand. It has the most population. The population in Auckland city is over 1.5 million. As we know, cities with large population mean high traffic congestion. Traffic congestion, is one of the major problems faced in the capitals and major cities in most countries. As with the increase in the growth rate, comes the growing demand for the use of transportation. This works with the response to the needs of the community. Auckland Council established an organization known as Auckland Transport. This organization provides and maintains all transport services from roads and footpaths, to cycling, parking and public transport. One of the functions of Auckland Transport is to upgrade and develop projects and plans to provide roading networks to solve traffic congestion. One of the biggest and current projects managed by Auckland Transport is Tiverton-Wolverton upgrade. Background Starting from 1920, there was a huge demand for a road to connect between west Auckland and its south central suburbs. Wolverton road was built as an arterial road with plenty of benefits. Side streets that run off Wolverton road also connected other areas together. With the recent growth of population, an upgrade for the street was required to accommodate the average of 31,400 vehicles per day. With its previous bottleneck design, Wolverton road had many congested areas at its main intersection. Auckland transport participated with Auckland Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) for funding the Tiverton-Wolverton upgrade. It cost $30 million to upgrade this busy 2.2km what will bring many benefits for road users and who living around this area. Problem statement With SH20 upgra... ... middle of paper ... ...iverton Wolverton project update. (2014). Retrieved from In-text citation ("Tiverton Wolverton project update, "2014)  Aucklanders responded to consultation days. (2003) Retrieved from In-text citation ("Aucklanders responded to consultation days," 2003)  Tiverton Road and Wilverton steet asset relocation project. Retrieved from In-text citation ("Tiverton Road and Wilverton steet asset relocation project")  Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street upgrade. Retrieved from In-text citation ("Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street upgrade ")
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