Story: Cars and the motor industry

Northern Gateway toll road

Northern Gateway toll road

Northbound traffic queues up as it approaches the Johnstones Hill tunnel on 6 February 2009, the first day of a long weekend. The Northern Gateway toll road, part of State Highway 1 that bypasses Ōrewa, had opened on 25 January. It cost $2 for cars and $4 for trucks to use the road. Tolls were calculated electronically and there were no booths.

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Eric Pawson, 'Cars and the motor industry - Cars and society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Eric Pawson, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Dec 2014