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Spaghetti Junction, Auckland

Spaghetti Junction, Auckland

In the 1950s planners decided that motorways would best meet Auckland’s future transport needs. As these became congested, further motorways were built, sparking debate over whether motorways solved or exacerbated congestion. This is Central Motorway (or Spaghetti) Junction in central Auckland in 2006, where the north-western, northern and southern motorways meet.

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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - From motorways to the Resource Management Act', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 26 Mar 2015