To toot or not to toot
For a little context, ‘to toot or not to toot’ is in reference to the question; do you toot your car horn in the Mount Victoria Tunnel? Anyone who lives in Wellington knows that when you pass through the Mount Vic tunnel you always toot your horn. It’s a simple act but it’s something fun to do and it’s something that is unique to Wellington. But why and when did the tooting start? Because for most of us it’s just an age-old thing.
Amongst the overwhelming response to Wellington Live’s post was a majority of people who were all for it, but there are some who aren’t. The reasons were out of consideration to people who walk or bike through the tunnel. So at what point do we abandon a Wellington tradition to be considerate to the minority? Well in 2019, ex-councilman Chris Calvi-Freeman lobbied for a ban on tooting in the tunnel because it annoyed pedestrians, but you can guess how that went.