The Automobile Association wants long-running work on congestion charging made public, as a new survey of its members shows opposition to the idea hardening.
The August survey of 1200 AA members in Auckland and Wellington found 45 percent opposed being charged to drive on selected roads in urban areas.
Auckland has been wrestling with the idea since 2012, and a joint study with the government is believed to be complete but under wraps after four years in the making.
“We should get on with it, this is a long-running debate, this is going to take years, which is certainly what we’ve seen overseas,” Barney Irvine, AA’s principal advisor on infrastructure, said.
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