Thu, 28 Feb 2013 7:00p.m.
Those of you fortunate enough to not have to regularly travel on Auckland's roads, won't have witnessed the insights into human nature it provides.
Read the full story »
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
17/05/2013 6:06:01 p.m.
James K wrote:
If everyone ignored those retardedly stupid onramp lights and just ran them, rather than some people rat running, that would solve the whole problem. Those lights were put in by morons who don't use the motorway system themselves. I hope they bury the person who made the decision to put motorway onramp lights up in a shallow grave, upside down. The people who are rat running most likely don't have the patience for stupidity and those onramp lights are the ultimate glorification of stupidity. If light sabres were real, I would remove all of those onramp lights myself.
4/03/2013 12:02:31 p.m.
Bruce Wallace wrote:
7.30am daily I come down Diana Drive to turn right on to Wairau road and go through the Tristram Interchange to get on the Southern Motorway to travel to Ellerslie to work.The lower part of Diana drive where it meets Wairau road has become a nightmare this year and this morning (4th March) it took me 1hr to get out of Diana drive and another and 15 minutes to just get on to the motorway, this is the longest part of my commute as once on the motorway I am 20 minutes to Ellerslie, all smooth flowing once you get to the bridge. The problems are, traffic coming down Wairau road continually blocks the Diana Drive intersection so that our light phase is blocked from allowing cars out, then once out and in the left lane approaching the intersection at Tristram, people from further back up Wairau Road are running down the right hand lanes and cutting in at the last minute before the lights at Tristram causing everything to slow down even more through this intersection and then those ridiculous stop start lights to join the motorway that hold up every feeder road to that point. This has created frustration in most drivers, especially those of us who keep to the rules and have the patience to keep to the correct lanes. Could the motorway onramp lights not be switched off for 15 minutes and then on for 15 minutes to help traffic flow. One day a week or so ago I had a great run through this same area and when I got to the motorway, the onramp lights were off...seems obvious to me!
4/03/2013 8:28:26 a.m.
GREENLANE!! 3 ways for people to be traffic rats and all of them cause a huge traffic jam down Greenlane East RD from Remuera. 25-30 minutes to go a few km's because everyone is moving into the motorway lane on the roundabout holding the patiently waiting turning lane up! Plus, cheating the system coming in from the other side of the roundabout as well. Damn rats... just wait your turn.
4/03/2013 7:50:03 a.m.
Sharon Hensley wrote:
I turn from View Road on to Wairau Road every morning not even half a kilometre from the onramp and have to wait in a middle lane on Wairau Road trying to get someone to let me in. This morning I made a video on my phone of cars still doing illegal U-Turns at the same intersection. This was at 7.10am. What will it take for Police to do something. I am so sick of it. John Campbell you should try living on View Road and try getting on the Motorway at Tristam Ave after 7 any morning... for that matter just try getting in the Que
3/03/2013 9:05:23 p.m.
Mr. Garrison wrote:
I've grown so tired of the way people drive in Auckland, I have started a YouTube channel recently and post videos of the bad drivers that I record on my MotorEyes drive recorder.
Watch here: http://youtu.be/E2hgCjHqjyo
3/03/2013 2:35:28 p.m.
On ramp signals. The bane of every motorists life. All that expense and look what it delivers.
While I agree areas of Auckland need better and more accessible public transport, improvements and upgrades are also needed on our arterials.
2/03/2013 12:47:19 p.m.
We live close by and my wife travels north for work. She used to use Tristan Ave but found the right hand lane for traffic heading north was being increasingly blocked or made dangerous by cars heading south and rat running.
Seen similar tricks pulled on Northcote road where I get on the motorway as well, but I have found riding a bike or taking a bus eliminates the queue much better than rat-running.
2/03/2013 9:16:19 a.m.
Tina Brooks wrote:
I am horrified at how people run stop signs, especially onto busy roads. You could film the stop sign at the top of our street - people come through so quick, considering there is a large tree blocking their view to the right. Some are going so fast when turning left that they cross the centre line once they are on the main road. I have flashed my lights at a few people.
1/03/2013 10:59:00 p.m.
Selfish b#$%^&s pushing in at the front do not care that they are holding up the legit queue. They just see a gap and feel entitled that they have a right to fill it. The Greenlane northbound onramp is classic. Good folk queue in the correct lane, going way back towards remuera. These same folk watch as a steady steam of cars zoom past on the "straight through" lane, then cut in going around the roundabout. I have watched cars even STOP in the wrong lane while trying to force their way in, holding up the traffic in that lane. And yet from the looks they give you they obviously cannot believe you would have the audacity to not let them in. I would ram them if I could. And yet why shouldn't they push in? I rang the coppers, who tell me they are regularly keeping an eye on it, yet in 23 years of workday mornings I have never seen a cop - ever. Courtesy seems no longer valued by our authorities, so why not join them!!! then we can all stop complaining :-)
The western motorway going onto the southern is also a queue where pushing in is common. I am not suprised road rage is common on our roads ... someone needs to get angry about it.
1/03/2013 10:54:33 p.m.
I've been using this onramp for twenty odd years and there was very seldom any problem until those damn on/off lights were installed. If the phasing was sped up by 50% I'm sure it would help no end. Up to a 12 second wait between each green light on a busy morning is too long. If you think it's bad now just wait till it starts raining.
Auckland, our biggest city, is forecast to grow by up to another million people over the next 30 years.
Critics are questioning whether a deal struck between Len Brown and the Govt will really solve the city's housing crisis.
A pilot did his best to bring down a helicopter right-way up this morning during an emergency landing in Auckland's harbour.
Much of New Zealand has been hit by heavy rain and winds causing power outages and is expected to last most of the day.
There are fears the Auckland 30-year plan to address housing is rushed and heavy handed.
Paul and Yvonne Stokes, and Keith Lush have some g...
Shortly KidsCan and Lumino will distribute 8500 pa...
In Khandallah, in Wellington, there is a a piece o...
Christchurch's red zone areas are gradually being ...
Last weeks budget acknowledged there had been a te...
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.