This bylaw is made under the Land Transport Act 1998, the Local Government Act 2002, and Part 4 is also made in accordance with the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017.
1. Short title
- This bylaw is the Christchurch City Council Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2017.
- This bylaw comes into force on 1 March 2018.
- This bylaw applies generally to all roads under the care, control and management of the Council.
- The purpose of this bylaw is to set out the requirements for parking and control of vehicular or other traffic on any road or area under the care, control or management of the Council.
- In this bylaw, unless the context otherwise requires
Means the Land Transport Act 1998 and the regulations and the rules made under that Act.
Means an officer or other person appointed by the Council to perform duties, or give permissions under this bylaw.
Class of vehicle
Means groupings of vehicles defined by reference to any common feature and includes -
- vehicles by type, description, weight, size or dimension;
- vehicles carrying specified classes of load by the mass, size or nature of such loads;
- vehicles carrying no fewer or less than a specified number of occupants;
- vehicles used for specified purposes;
- vehicles driven by specified classes of persons;
- carpool and shared vehicles; and
- vehicles displaying a permit authorised by the Council.
Means that part of a road laid out for vehicular traffic as determined by the Council under section 319 of the Local Government Act 1974.
Corridor of access request (CAR)
Means an application to carry out any work or activity that affects the normal operation of the road, footpath and grass berm prior to performing the work or activity.
Means the Christchurch City Council and includes any person authorised by the Council to act on its behalf.
Means, in accordance with section 8.2 of the Speed Limits Rule, any of the following: a car park, an educational or scientific institution; a commercial or industrial facility; a health facility; a residential facility; marae land; a camping ground; a sports facility or other recreational area; a botanical garden; a cultural reserve; a port or wharf area; an airport; a beach; a cemetery or urupā; a facility operated by the New Zealand Defence Force; a facility operated by the Department of Corrections; any other location approved by the New Zealand Transport Agency by notice in the Gazette.
- any person who has been appointed as an enforcement officer by the Council under the Local Government Act 2002; or
- any person who is an enforcement officer under the Land Transport Act 1998.
Is the area behind a kerb which is laid out in grass.
Means any vehicle that cannot be moved on its own because it is mechanically not able to be moved or has a wheel or wheels missing from the vehicle.
Means any vehicle designed or converted to be used for human habitation, whether self contained or not, and includes a caravan, campervan, or house truck.
Parking coupon or coupon
Means a coupon issued by or on behalf of the Council to any person for the purpose of parking a vehicle in accordance with the provisions of this bylaw.
Means a parking meter or other device that is used to collect payment in exchange for parking a vehicle in a particular place for a limited time.
Means a place (including a building or a road) where vehicles, or any class of vehicles, may stop, stand, or park.
Means a receipt produced by a parking machine to indicate the payment of a parking fee for parking and the end of the period allowed.
Means a cycle path, a cycle track, a footpath, or some other kind of path that may be used by some or all or of the following persons at the same time -
- riders of mobility devices;
- riders of wheeled recreational devices.
Means a length of roadway intended to be used by pedestrians and vehicles (including cyclists).
- means, in accordance with part 2(1) of the Speed Limits Rule
- an urban, rural, permanent, holiday, temporary, variable or minimum speed limit; and
- the maximum speed at which a vehicle may legally be operated on a particular road; but
- does not mean the maximum permitted operating speed for classes or types of vehicle specified in any Act, regulation or rule.
Speed limit rules
Means the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits Rule 2017.
Traffic management plan
Means a document describing the design, implementation, management, and removal of temporary traffic management measures (such as signs and road cones) while an activity or event is taking place within the road or adjacent to and affecting the road. This includes plans prepared for one-off events and generic plans to cover activities carried out frequently.
Has the same meaning as in section 591(6) of the Local Government Act 1974 and generally means a place where transport-service vehicles may wait between trips, and all buildings and facilities associated with the use of that place.
Urban traffic area
Means an area designated pursuant to the Speed Limits Rule that consists of one or more specified roads or a specified geographical area, to which the urban speed limit generally applies.
Has the same meaning as in Part 2 of the Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004.
Zone parking area
Means an area where zone parking applies.
- In this bylaw, unless the context otherwise requires -
- motor vehicle, owner, parking, road, and vehicle have the same meanings as in section 2(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998; and
- bus lane, cycle, cycle lane, cycle path, driver, emergency vehicle, footpath, mobility device, power assisted cycle, roadway, and special vehicle lane have the same meanings as in clause 1.6 of the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.
- Any undefined words, phrases or expressions used in this bylaw have the same meaning as in the Act unless the context plainly requires a different meaning.
- The Interpretation Act 1999 applies to the interpretation of this bylaw.
- Explanatory notes are not part of the bylaw, and the Council may add, amend or delete explanatory notes at any time without amending the bylaw.
6. Resolutions made under this bylaw
- A resolution may be made under this bylaw -
- to regulate, control or prohibit any matter or thing generally, or for any specific classes of case, or in a particular case; or
- that applies to all vehicles or traffic or to any specified class of vehicles or traffic using a road; or
- that applies to any road or part of a road, greenspace adjoining the road, building, or transport station under the care, control, or management of the Council; or
- that applies at any specified time or period of time.
- The Council may subsequently amend or revoke any resolution made under this bylaw at any time.