And he's serious.
And you wonder again why Auckland's roads don't function well, when gentlemen of this calibre chair Transport Committee deal with their functioning. If anything's 'eating' Auckland its idiots like this being in charge of something about which they have no ability whatsoever.
UPDATE: Incidentally, the idiot even has to lie to make his point, such as it is.
Mr Simpson intends to put his suggestions for alleviating traffic congestion and pollution to the council. His prime concern is Auckland's extremely high rate of car ownership, with 1.7 per household instead of 1.4 for the likes of San Francisco, a city he says he admires.From the San Francisco Metropolitan Transport Commission: "In 2000, the number of cars owned regionwide totaled more than 4.5 million — about 1.85 cars per household." Spot the difference? Not 1.4 but 1.85, which I'm sure even Mr Simpson realises is greater than 1.7 (or 1.66 to use the exact figure for car ownership in Metropolitan Auckland.). So if Simpson has to lie to make his point, do you think he really has one? Is he truly duplicitous or just an idiot? Answers on a postcard please.
LINKS: Traffic chief wants to demolish the harbour bridge - NZ Herald [Hat tip DPF]
New Auckland car tax voted for closer look - Not PC
Bay Area transportation basics - San Francisco Metropolitan Transport Commission
TAGS: Auckland, Economics