Plenty to celebrate this week the the bypass opened in Wellington. After months of traffic congestion when they only opened one section going one direction they’ve finally opened the other.
Reportedly traffic is flowing much better in town and it can take at least 3 minutes off the journey to the airport! Still, it will come in handy for when I do my first official visitor airport run in December when my parents arrive to see us.
I can’t take conversations about rush hour seriously here in Wellington. Generally speaking the rush is only to the coupon parking (only $4 for the day) and unless you keep milkman hours you’re unlikely to get those spots. Otherwise you may have to wait at a few traffic lights or perhaps a pedestrian crossing.
OK when it rains it does get busier on the roads, no doubt about that, but when you’re commuting time is less than 15 minutes it’s hardly anything to get too stressed about.
As all things in NZ you get used to the smaller scale. And after all, small is beautiful too!