Parking and Traffic Regulations
- These are the Parking and Traffic Regulations 2019.
- Date of effect
These regulations are effective from 5 November 2019.
In these regulations
- campus means the grounds and buildings occupied by the University of Waikato in Hamilton and Tauranga, including the halls of residence
- mobilty aid means a wheelchair or other mobility assistance device used by people with disabilities; these are not considered to be vehicles or personal transport devices and may be used anywhere on campus provided that such use is undertaken with due regard for others
- parking attendant means any staff member authorised by the Campus Security and Emergency Manager to enforce these regulations
- personal transport device means an unpowered or low powered transport device intended for one person, including but not limited to Segways, scooters (including electric scooters), bicycles (including electric bicycles), unicycles (including electric unicycles) and skateboards (including electric skateboards)
- vehicle means a form of transport for people or goods, including but not limited to motor vehicles (including electric vehicles and hybrids), motor cycles and personal transport devices, and excluding mobility aids.
These regulations apply to the driving, riding and parking of vehicles and bicycles on campus by staff, students and members of the public. Authorised drivers of University of Waikato vehicles and rental vehicles are also referred to the Vehicle Use Policy.
- Prime access to buildings and other facilities is reserved for pedestrians and people with mobility-related impairments. Vehicle users are therefore not permitted to ride on access-ways that are signposted or recognised as access-ways for pedestrian and mobility traffic.
- On shared pedestrian/vehicle access-ways, vehicle users must not exceed 15km/hr and must give priority and right of way to pedestrian and mobility traffic.
- Users of commercially operated electric vehicles must operate the vehicle according to the safety recommendations and rules of operation provided by the electric vehicle provider.
- Vehicle users must drive and ride safely at all times. They must obey all traffic and parking signs and markings. They must also comply with any directions given by parking attendants.
- Except with the approval of a parking attendant, no person other than an authorised driver of a University service vehicle may drive, ride or park over a grassed area.
- While the University makes reasonable provision for vehicle parking, it is under no obligation to make provision for the vehicles of all those wishing to park on campus.
- The University charges for parking on campus. Current charges are published on the University website and payment machines.
- Motorcycles and motor scooters may be parked only in the areas signposted for motorcycles and motor scooters.
- Bicycles and electric bicycles may be parked only in cycle-racks or purpose-built cycle sheds, and must not be taken into any University building.
- Commercially operated electric scooters may be parked only in the areas signposted for electric scooters and must not be taken into any University building, including the halls of residence.
- The charging of commercially operated electric scooters and electric bicycles on campus is not permitted.
- There are two charging stations available for staff and visitors at the Hamilton campus to charge electric vehicles for up to two hours. The charging stations may be booked via the Unisafe Office: [email protected].
- Vehicles owned by current University of Waikato staff and displaying a University parking permit may be parked in signposted ‘Permit Holders Only’ areas. Otherwise, vehicles may be parked only in ‘General Parking’ areas.
- All vehicles parked on campus must be parked in marked bays.
- No person may park a vehicle in the same parking bay for longer than 48 hours without prior permission from a parking attendant.
- A numbered car park is a reserved parking space and may be used only by the person who displays the corresponding numbered parking permit.
Accessible parking spaces (outlined in yellow and displaying the wheelchair symbol) are provided for use by people with mobility-related impairments. These parking spaces may be used only by holders of Operation Mobility permits issued by the CCS Disability Action or Temporary Mobility Parking Permits issued by the University's Accessibility Services (located in the Student Centre) or the Health and Safety Coordinator.
A small number of limited-time parking spaces, including accessible parking spaces for people with mobility-related impairments, are provided on campus free of charge for visitors; these parking spaces must not be used by staff or students.
- A person who, in relation to a parking or traffic matter, is requested by a parking attendant to provide their name or address must do so honestly and within the requested timeframe.
- Parking attendants have authority to issue infringement notices to people who breach these regulations and to immobilise their vehicles. A vehicle that has been immobilised will be released only on payment of the fee prescribed in the infringement notice.
- Parking attendants have authority to impose a penalty charge on any person who removes or otherwise interferes with immobilisation equipment.
- If a vehicle is parked in a manner that is dangerous or obstructs access, the Campus Security and Emergency Manager has authority to arrange for that vehicle to be towed away by a licensed vehicle recovery operator; the cost of retrieving a towed vehicle falls to the owner of the vehicle.
- A person may appeal against any decision under these regulations
- if the decision was made by a parking attendant, to the Campus Security and Emergency Manager
- if the decision was made by the Campus Security and Emergency Manager, to the Chief Operating Officer.
- An appeal under these regulations must be submitted in writing within 14 days of the date of the decision.
- A decision by the Campus Security and Emergency Manager or the Chief Operating Officer under subsection (1) is final.