Source: The Mercury, 27 February, 1994, p.3
by Dallas Aldridge Eastern Shore commuters have been urged to change their travelling habits in an effort to relieve peak-hour traffic congest- ion on the Tasman Bridge. Transport Minister Ian Braid said yesterday the number of vehicles cross- ing the bridge would fall significantly if more people used public trans- port or shared cars. Recent surveys showed the 60,000 cars travelling on the bridge each day carried an average of only 1.2 people, Mr. Braid said. "If the average was lifted to 1.5 or 1.6, the number of cars crossing the Derwent could be reduced by 15,000 a day", he said.
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