Story: Cars and the motor industry

Northern Busway

Northern Busway

A bus speeds unimpeded along the Northern Busway on Auckland’s North Shore, while commuters stuck in cars crawl along the motorway into Auckland, in 2008. Auckland’s urban sprawl has resulted in a car culture. Many people prefer to drive, even if it costs more and takes longer than catching a bus.

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Eric Pawson, 'Cars and the motor industry - Cars and urban planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

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