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Ture ā-Rohe Takinga Waka 2015

Traffic Bylaw 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.

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