Story: Public transport

Hamilton commuters

Hamilton commuters

The difficulties in trying to get people to use public transport instead of their own cars are highlighted in this 2003 cartoon from the Waikato Times. Hamilton’s city council was considering ways to get commuters to leave their cars at home and use public transport. The cartoonist suggests that council moves – such as raising parking charges but providing shuttle buses and fare discounts – would mean people would avoid the central city altogether, not a great outcome for city businesses.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0001747
Cartoon by Allan Charles Hawkey

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Adrian Humphris, 'Public transport - Public transport funding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/22531/hamilton-commuters (accessed 16 September 2019)

Story by Adrian Humphris, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016