Candidate: Forget Rail, Use Pods
It’s that time for nutcase ideas.
He says the systems, which are now being installed in the United Kingdom, Poland and the United States would make Auckland a leader in the future of public transport, rather than a city that is still catching up to others.
“The shuttle system is much cheaper to install and run than our current rail network. We could have a shuttle system running to all over Auckland- up to Silverdale, through the CBD, out to the Airport and down to Papakura and Pukekohe for less cost than one single rail extension.”
“It’s unreasonable to expect Aucklanders to use public transport when a car is better and easier. Let’s have a superior system that they actually want to use.”
Mr Craig says that not only is the shuttle system cost effective, but also environmentally friendly.
“Auckland has the potential to be a truly beautiful city. We have the harbours, the hills and a temperate climate. The environmental impact of the Point To Point shuttles would be extremely minimal and if we choose to use this system instead of trains, the overseas examples have shown there would be a significant reduction in our air pollution.”
“The proposal by the other candidates to continue with the same old thing when it comes to public transport is another example of what is going wrong. Too many dollars spent with little real benefit.”
Mr Craig says that the Point To Point shuttle system will provide ratepayers and public transport users with a better value public transport alternative.
Here is how he sees it working
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