Council, 1 July 2008.

The bylaw was adopted by Council on 19 June 2008. The bylaw came into force on 1 July 2008. 

Traffic And Parking Bylaw 2008 [PDF, 216 KB] 

2014 amendments to the Traffic and Parking Bylaw [PDF, 26 KB]

A number of amendments have been made to the bylaw for example the schedules of one-way-streets, special vehicle lanes and prohibited times on roads are now found in registers attached to the bylaws.


The Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008 regulates and controls traffic and parking in such a way as to balance the competing demands on the road space while maintaining a safe and efficient infrastructure. The bylaw sets out various rules relating to these matters. It also provides the Council with a means to address the various parking concerns of local communities and also as to the use of a particular road as those issues arise in each community.


  • the regulation and control of traffic and parking
  • the regulation and control of traffic movement restrictions eg one-way-streets
  • the management of traffic and parking during events
  • the regulation of vehicle crossings
  • the regulation of machinery or equipment on roads.


The bylaw revokes and replaces the following:

  • Christchurch City Traffic And Parking Bylaw 1991
  • Banks Peninsula District Council Licences for Vehicle Stands on Streets Bylaw 1972
  • Banks Peninsula District Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw
  • Banks Peninsula District Council Stock Control Bylaw 1994
  • Banks Peninsula Mobile or Travelling Shops and Hawkers and Itinerant Traders Bylaw 1996 (in part).