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Auckland Traffic Not Too Bad? Niall Horan Forced to Walk to Toronto Concert

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Kiwis Grumble About Auckland Traffic, but Toronto Takes the Cake

While Aucklanders might be lamenting the return of heavy traffic to their city streets, a recent incident in Toronto, Canada, puts things into perspective. Irish pop star Niall Horan found himself in an extraordinary situation that would make even the most frustrated Auckland commuter count their blessings.

The former One Direction member was scheduled to perform at a concert in Toronto, but the city’s notoriously congested traffic had other plans. In a turn of events that sounds more like a fan’s fever dream than reality, Horan was forced to abandon his vehicle and walk to the venue to make his show on time.

Horan documented this unexpected journey on TikTok, sharing a video of himself walking to the venue. In the clip, he humorously remarks on the situation, saying, “Traffic’s too bad in Toronto so we’re walking to the venue.” Adding to the comedic effect, the video features a parody cover of a well-known song about walking long distances, though we won’t reproduce the lyrics here.

This extreme measure highlights the severity of Toronto’s traffic woes, which apparently surpass even the most gridlocked days in Auckland. While Kiwis might groan about their morning commute or occasional roadworks, it’s unlikely any local musicians have had to hoof it to the stage due to immovable traffic.

Horan’s impromptu urban hike serves as a reminder that traffic issues are a global phenomenon, with some cities facing more extreme challenges than others. It also showcases the dedication of performers to their fans, with Horan willing to go the extra mile (quite literally) to ensure the show went on.

As Auckland continues to grapple with its own traffic concerns, city planners and commuters alike might want to glance across the Pacific for a sobering reminder: it could always be worse. At least for now, Auckland’s traffic hasn’t forced any pop stars to lace up their walking shoes mid-commute.

In the meantime, Aucklanders can take solace in the fact that while their traffic might be frustrating, it hasn’t yet reached Toronto levels of gridlock. And who knows? Maybe Horan’s unorthodox journey to the stage will inspire a new trend in eco-friendly concert arrivals.

Written by: MJ

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