In order to make traffic controls currently in place on state highways easily understood and accessible to the public, the NZ Transport Agency is combining these into a single bylaw, which we are now consulting with you on.
Please send feedback to TCDbylaw@nzta.govt.nz.
The consultation closes on Monday 8 May 2017, after which a final document will be prepared and released.
The purpose of this draft bylaw [PDF, 544 KB] is to consolidate all traffic control measures on state highways under the control of the Transport Agency.
The consolidated bylaw includes schedules that contain all traffic control measures.
Bringing these restrictions into one consolidated bylaw means traffic controls will be easier to understand and manage, making our highways safer and more efficient for our customers.
We want to bring all traffic restrictions that apply to New Zealand’s state highways into a single consolidated bylaw. Currently these controls are contained in various bylaws originally enacted in the 1990s. The consolidated bylaw includes schedules containing all traffic control measures applying to our highways, making traffic controls easier to understand and manage, and our highways safer and more efficient for our customers.
Parking, the use of special vehicle lanes on our highways and engine braking are some key matters regulated by the bylaw. The consolidated bylaw will include schedules that contain all traffic control measures.
No. All current and applicable bylaws have full legal status. This status will be maintained until the new consolidated bylaw comes into force. Once the new bylaw comes into force, it will revoke the various earlier bylaws.
The Transport Agency has collated the various controls for all state highways in the draft bylaw schedules. Please review these schedules and provide us with feedback. As this is a consolidation of existing bylaws, it does not include any amendments. Amendments would need to be consulted on, and follow the standard gazetting process.
No. As noted above, we have already gathered the controls we are aware of; these are included in the schedules to the draft bylaw. If you are aware of any updates required please let us know via TCDbylaw@nzta.govt.nz.
These draft schedules are to be read together with the draft Traffic Control Devices Bylaw.