Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2021

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Consultation has concluded

The new Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2021 was unanimously adopted by Wellington City Council on 26 August 2021 and came into effect on 27 August 2021.

Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback, which will help us determine how best to protect, promote and maintain public safety on roads or parking areas owned or managed by the Council.

Over 400 people gave feedback. Many submitters commented on whether motorcycles should be able to park in car-sized parking spaces, while around 150 people shared their personal experiences of engine braking noise or cruising activity disturbance.

Lots of submitters also took the opportunity to suggest alternatives to parking on footpaths. The Council recently revoked a parking on footpath enforcement guideline from 2005 to better reflect current legislation and the new Parking Policy. In the coming months the Council will work with key stakeholders including resident associations to implement solutions over time. Meanwhile, no changes to current ticketing practice will be made and parking officers will continue to use their powers of discretion under the Land Transport Act 1998.


The new Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2021 was unanimously adopted by Wellington City Council on 26 August 2021 and came into effect on 27 August 2021.

Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback, which will help us determine how best to protect, promote and maintain public safety on roads or parking areas owned or managed by the Council.

Over 400 people gave feedback. Many submitters commented on whether motorcycles should be able to park in car-sized parking spaces, while around 150 people shared their personal experiences of engine braking noise or cruising activity disturbance.

Lots of submitters also took the opportunity to suggest alternatives to parking on footpaths. The Council recently revoked a parking on footpath enforcement guideline from 2005 to better reflect current legislation and the new Parking Policy. In the coming months the Council will work with key stakeholders including resident associations to implement solutions over time. Meanwhile, no changes to current ticketing practice will be made and parking officers will continue to use their powers of discretion under the Land Transport Act 1998.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.



    All submissions must be received by 5pm Friday 11th June 2021

    You don’t have to give feedback on every proposed change – just choose the ones you’re interested in. You can only submit once. You can include supporting information along with your submission.

    Before you start, read about the proposed changes and the other supporting information in this consultation document. 


    Why we’re collecting this information

    Your feedback matters. This bylaw will regulate and manage parking and traffic for the next ten years. That’s why we want to hear from as many people as possible. Your views will inform the final bylaw.


    Privacy statement

    All submissions (including names and contact details) are provided in their entirety to elected members. Submissions (including names but not contact details) will be made available to the public at our office and on our website.

    Your personal information will also be used for the administration of the consultation process, including informing you of the outcome of the consultation.

    All information collected will be held by Wellington City Council, 113 The Terrace, Wellington, with submitters having the right to access and correct personal information.

    Consultation has concluded
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