Yes, that seems like an excellent basis for sound long-term transport planning.
But yesterday's developments have given new hope to promoters of an "Anzac Bridge" across the harbour on a similar alignment to the tunnels route, making it at least one and a half times longer than the existing bridge.
A group led by former Auckland City Council member Richard Simpson and including companies such as Jasmax and NZ Steel wants construction to start by 2015 to commemorate the centenary of Anzac Day.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Listen to the transport professionals
From the Herald's front-page story on plans to build a new harbour crossing in Auckland: