Sign the Petition! Don't Delay the City Rail Link

3,374 SIGNATURES
GOAL: 5,000 signatures

The NZ Herald reported that “City Rail Link Faces Delay Until 2020” due to some Councillors under pressure with the constrained Long Term Budget.

There was going to be a lot of pressure on how we are going to fund the City Rail Link as decisions on Auckland’s long term budget get closer and closer. But we can not afford to delay the City Rail Link. Any delay will cost jobs and push up the long term price Auckland pays for the vital project.

If the City Rail Link is delayed it will cause huge problems for Auckland, holding us back another 10 years when we really need to get on with it and prioritise a high quality public transport network now. The City Rail Link is a key part of solving congestion and providing transport choices in Auckland. The City Rail Link is the central part of that high quality public transport network and the vital first step in the creation of the Congestion Free Network.

Without it Aucklanders will continue to be stuck with grid locked motorways as their only option for transport.

The Council will vote on Wednesday the 5th of November whether to fund the City Rail Link in the long term budget at the Budget Committee. All we know is that there are currently 9 votes for, 9 votes against and 3 votes unknown out of the total 21 votes on the Council governing body. Add your name in support of not delaying the City Rail Link.

To Auckland Council Governing Body and Mayor:

"The City Rail Link is a key part of solving congestion and providing transport choices in Auckland. The City Rail Link is the central part of that high quality public transport network and the vital first step in the creation of the Congestion Free Network. Without it Aucklanders will be continue to be stuck with gridlocked motorways as people's only option for transport. "