Dan Bidois just wants to count cars

Written By: - Date published: 7:46 am, August 7th, 2018 - 26 comments
Categories: Judith Collins, Media, national, same old national, transport, twitter, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags:

Dan Bidois gladstone road

You can really tell that National is missing the baubles of office.

Yesterday not only was Judith Collins tweeting fake news, then refusing to back down and accept fault and requiring Simon Bridges to acknowledge that she was wrong (how he must have hated it) but we also had rookie MP Dan Bidois out to prove that Auckland Transport’s strategy concerning express lanes is wrong.

He decided to get up early and count the number of cars on Northcote’s T3 lane. And he tweeted about it.

What the actual?

It takes a lot of chutzpah for an economist to think they are right and AT’s roading engineers are all wrong.  But to say he does not trust AT’s figures on nothing more than a hunch?

His “not a lot” statement suggests that his ability to count has been impaired.  Maybe he should take his shoes and socks off so his ability to count is doubled.

Just so he can perform his job properly I suggest that we have a collection and purchase him a clipboard.  And a couple of pens.

26 comments on “Dan Bidois just wants to count cars”

  1. John up North 1

    Not really a lot of “chutzpah” required, just the standard bullshit from the blue ribbon brigade. He’s only following crusha and drummer boy’s examples… bullshit follows where bullshit leads.

  2. Pete 2

    It’s not about cars or Auckland’s transport strategy, it’s about feigning relevance.

  3. Sabine 3

    he has got to earn his wages somehow?

    • dukeofurl 3.1

      Yes . More likely the polls say , even in his own electorate, his numbers are like Simons.

      Thats what happens when the National party nomenklatura pluck some corporate exec from obscurity and foist him on a community in the name of identity politics.

      • Pete 3.1.1

        The sad reality is that more supported him than anyone else. Most people in Northcote must’ve been happy to have such as a car counter as MP.

    • mauī 3.2

      Working as a lady of the night on the corner of Gladstone Rd is one way to do that.

  4. AsleepWhileWalking 4

    Why shouldn’t he react if he suspects the figures are wrong?

    • dukeofurl 4.1

      These numbers?
      “AT’s figures, on Onewa Rd, show approximately 90 buses and 440 vehicles travelled on the T3 lane during the peak three-hour period. In comparison, there were 2200 vehicles on the general lane.

      While the T3 lane carried only 19 per cent of vehicles, AT’s head count showed the T3 lane carried 66 per cent of people.”

      Any fool can see its the buses that make up the numbers . Is Bidois going , horrors, going onto a bus as well?
      https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/north-shore-times/103921717/Transport-figures-show-Onewa-Rd-transit-lane-users-in-the-majority

      • AsleepWhileWalking 4.1.1

        Lol thats quite funny. I thought he was being proactive…

        • dukeofurl 4.1.1.1

          Why doesnt he just grab stories from fake news sites like Collins does, will get him ahead in the party much quicker

        • Cinny 4.1.1.2

          Not a lot was the number he counted ROFL!!! That’s got me in stitches.

        • Draco T Bastard 4.1.1.3

          He’s National Party thus what he’s doing is trying to find a way to cast doubt upon the actual figures because reality doesn’t support his delusional beliefs. I doubt if he even bothered counting. I’d be highly surprised if he did more than go there, take a picture and leave. After all, he wasn’t going there to actually be honest.

      • AB 4.1.2

        Buses are horrible, collective things where all passengers are of equal status. To allocate them a lane to themselves is a travesty and an inversion of the natural order of the universe.
        Instead the lane should be allocated to late-model Audis.

  5. SaveNZ 5

    He might be a Natz MP, but he’s right not to trust Auckland Transport.

    Just the other day they were in the news as lying to the councillors, pretending they were going to keep an open mind and explore a range of options, but internal emails revealed that they were going to stick with what they had already decided.

    That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Somewhere this COO went rogue and became about themselves and their fiefdom.

    Auckland Transport already needs 1.35 billion a year to run their dysfunctional service, time somebody actually did something about them.

  6. marty mars 6

    Lol seems another village idiot steps into the limelight – ha loving this gnat talent – what a bunch of tosspots.

    • Sometime late next decade, when National are looking the fourth term of the Lab/NZF/Greens government, someone is going to say “Whaddabout Dan Bidois for leader? At least we know he can count to 61 seats, even if we’ll never get them.”

  7. Anne 7

    … so he can perform his job properly I suggest that we have a collection and purchase him a clipboard. And a couple of pens.

    He’ll need a comfortable chair to sit on while he’s counting too mickey. These Nats. are not used to hard labour so he’ll get tired standing up.

  8. Hooch 8

    Did he bark at them

    • Draco T Bastard 8.1

      Well, the picture was pretty dark so I don’t think it was the full moon.

      😈 😆

  9. Carolyn_Nth 9

    Imagine how difficult it would be for cars to get onto the bridge from Onewa Road if there wasn’t a Northern Busway? Would probably be sitting in Onewa Road all day.

    The future, of course for the North Shore, is more buses and ferries and affordable prices.

  10. Ken 10

    His mother was holding his hand to stop him wandering out onto the road and getting run over.

  11. Tricledrown 11

    Counting cars so Simon can bark at them.

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