Council & City

Traffic and parking

Cars are a big part of the everyday commute for most of us, and that means negotiating traffic and parking, and understanding the signs and signals on our roads.

Traffic and Parking Bylaw

This bylaw came into effect on 25 June 2018, along with an administration manual to support its operation.

Key changes to the bylaw

We’ve reworded some sections so they closely align with the enabling provisions under section 22AB of the Land Transport Act 1998, which gives Council the power to make bylaws relating to traffic and parking matters.

We’ve added three new sections. One sets out how we’ll create any new parking trials in the future. The others give us the power to create restrictions on engine braking, and control access to unformed legal roads. We’re not proposing any specific restrictions at this stage, but including them in the bylaw means we’ll have the ability to respond to those issues as they emerge.