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Auckland motorways

Published: | Category: State highways , Leaflets & brochures | Audience: Communities

Documents the history of development of the Auckland Motorway Network

Motorist service signs on state highways - information and application form

Published: | Category: State highways , Leaflets & brochures | Audience: General

For owners of motorist service facilities who would like to apply to have blue symbol signs on a state highway. This leaflet should be read in conjunction with the NZ Transport Agency Traffic Control Devices Manual Part 2: Direction, Service and General Guide Signs, Section 5. 0: Service Signs.

Guidance on transport options for communities with limited or no public transport

Published: | Category: Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Communities, Local & regional government, Road controlling authorities

This booklet is for community groups or local government staff working on transport problems in rural areas and small towns. It describes a process for identifying the cause of the problem, finding partners and selecting a solution. Solutions range from reducing or removing the need to travel by bringing services/goods into the community or using technology, making use of vehicles already in the community and coordinating existing services. The guide also covers sources of funding and legal requirements.

Model communities information sheet

Published: | Category: Leaflets & brochures | Audience: General

Model communities are urban environments where walking or cycling is offered to the community as the easiest transport choice. This publication provides information about New Zealand’s first walking and cycling model communities - New Plymouth and Hastings.

The official New Zealand code for cyclists

Published: | Category: Road codes , Leaflets & brochures | Audience: Walkers & cyclists

The official New Zealand code for cyclists is a user-friendly guide to New Zealand’s traffic law and safe cycling practices. The code will be particularly useful for people who are just learning about cycling on the road or those teaching someone else to ride. It will also be a useful resource for those already cycling, as well as for parents and caregivers teaching their children to ride a bike. However the Transport Agency is also encouraging more experienced cyclists to take advantage of the new resource to brush up on their knowledge of the road rules and safe cycling practices. The new code includes sections on:

Learning to cycle
Road rules
Tips for cycling defensively
How to do 'hook turns' and use roundabouts
Checking and maintaining your bike.

What is a road?

Published: | Category: Leaflets & brochures | Audience: General

For members of the general public wanting to know what the definition of Road in the Land Transport Act 1998 and Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999 means and how it applies to their use of motor vehicles and when they require a driver licence.

Wide centreline trial

Published: | Category: State highways , Leaflets & brochures | Audience: General

One of the measures that we are undertaking to improve safety on rural roads is a two-year trial of wide centreline markings on various sections of state highway around New Zealand. This trial involves installing two lines in the centre of the road at variable widths to provide greater separation for opposing traffic and reduce the likelihood of cross-centreline crashes.

Winter tyres

Published: | Category: Safe driving , Leaflets & brochures | Audience: Motorists

This leaflet gives advice to vehicle owners who have winter tyres fitted to their vehicles.

Wheel loss information sheet

Published: | Category: Leaflets & brochures | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

Wheels on heavy vehicles need to be properly fitted and maintained otherwise there is a high risk of wheel loss or wheel insecurity - which could lead to a serious crash. This information sheet outlines best practice for operators, mechanics, certifiers and vehicle inspectors.

Hiring a taxi in New Zealand

Published: | Category: Leaflets & brochures | Audience: General

This publication outlines the things you should know when you hire a taxi in New Zealand.