Story: Cars and the motor industry

Glen Innes, 1981

Glen Innes, 1981

The design of New Zealand’s suburbs and their housing density has been heavily influenced by the car. Streets, such as these in the Auckland suburb of Glen Innes, featuring cul-de-sacs and low-density housing lend themselves to residents who use cars rather than walking or taking public transport.

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Eric Pawson, 'Cars and the motor industry - Cars and urban planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

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