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Traffic Bylaw 2015

Ture ā-Rohe Takinga Waka 2015

The Traffic Bylaw 2015 regulates the use of vehicles on land which is not part of the Auckland transport system and is under the control of Auckland Council.

You should know

We recently reviewed the Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2013. After considering the feedback from a public consultation, we moved some issues around traffic to this bylaw to make them easier to find.
The updated Traffic Bylaw will come into effect from 1 October 2019.
You can read the updated bylaw on this page, or see the Have your say page to read the feedback summary.

Where the Traffic Bylaw applies

The Traffic Bylaw 2015 covers traffic management in public places, like:

  • parks
  • beaches
  • off-street parking facilities (like at libraries and community centres)
  • council-owned car parking buildings.

What the Traffic Bylaw does

The bylaw:

  • enables the designation of roads as one-way
  • enables vehicles to be prohibited or restricted in public places where necessary
  • enables the setting of conditions of use of parking places
  • enables the reservation of parking places for disabled people
  • prohibits people from parking in public places not designed or constructed to accommodate a parked vehicle
  • prohibits broken-down vehicles being left in public places for more than a week
  • enables the setting of speed limits.

The bylaw does not cover:

  • parking permits in residential streets
  • privately owned car parking facilities or car parking buildings
  • sale of vehicles on the side of the road
  • most roads in Auckland.

These are addressed in Auckland Transport's Traffic Bylaw 2012.

Most roads in Auckland are part of the Auckland transport system, so are also subject to Auckland Transport’s Speed Limits Bylaw 2012.

Get a copy of the Traffic bylaw