Motorway tolls should be introduced if it will speed up new motorway projects?
On average, everyone disagrees with significant nonconsensus between 37 voters.
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Motorway tolls should be introduced if it will speed up new motorway projects
Reasons To Disagree
We pay enough in taxes already. As roads are the heart of the NZ economy (rail being basically a joke) then, to support the economy, roads should be developed as quickly as possible from money already paid in taxes for roading - ie, Vehicle registration fees, petrol taxes, license fees, etc. Perhaps the Govt could dip into its record suprluses to ensure that projects are completed in a timely manner - and before they get even more expensive due to the natural progression of time!
19 December 2006
3 July 2008
not gona speed up traffic
18 February 2010
We don't need new motorways. We need good public transport and expensive private vehicle entry into the cities.
11 October 2010
Reasons To Agree
i don't mind the idea of a toll, so long as all the numbers stack up... it seemed to me that if the tolls were going to fast track development by 10 years, then there should only be tolls for 10 years... also, if the aim is to remove congestion from the city center, then they should put tolls on spagetti junction, and use that to pay for the new motorway development. btw, that spagetti junction upgrade was pretty damn expensive... and that nelson street offramp change was pretty dumb idea eh!
19 February 2007
Yes - providing taxation of the motorist is reduced pro rata.
28 September 2008
yes, its much fairer to change the people using that bit of road rather than the average nzer
31 October 2010
Reasons for Remain Neutral
I live in a rural area and therefore motoways have no affect on my life, however I do feel that we pay a lot of money in road taxs and this should be sufficient to fund all roads.
The Govt opposes new taxes such as tolls but they could charge a local fee to use the local roads or try making them or one way arterials that would frustrate commuters no doubt. And introduce T2 on all road kill the Jafas
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