In brief: Contra-flow cycle lanes get approved in bylaws

Some months ago, CAA asked cyclists to write in to Council / Auckland Transport’s bylaw submissions process, seeking a clarification of the (future) traffic bylaws. Our request was to ensure that contra-flow cycle lanes (making a one-way road two-way for cyclists) are unambigiously possible under the new bylaws.

Apart from submissions by CAA and the Waitemata Local Board, the bylaw received quite a few submissions from cyclists after our request – Thanks everyone!

[And if you cycle in the Manukau or Papakura areas – please also submit online on the new cycle projects down there – deadline this weekend]

Subsequent legal advice back from AT was that even in the previous wording, contra-flow cycle lanes would have been possible – but it’s great to hear that Council have now inserted an additional clause stating “Auckland Transport may specify by resolution that cycles may travel in the opposite direction on a one-way road.

A great result, putting contra-flow lanes on solid legal ground. Now we only need to put them down as paint! Where would YOU suggest contra-flow cycle lanes on our one-way streets?

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