Parking and Traffic Regulations

1.   Title
  These are the Parking and Traffic Regulations 2015.
2.   Date of effect
  These regulations are effective from 1 January 2016.
3.   Definitions
 In these regulations
  campus means the grounds occupied by the University of Waikato in Hillcrest and Ruakura, Hamilton, including the halls of residence
  parking attendant means any staff member authorised by the Director of Facilities Management to enforce these regulations.
4.   Application
 These regulations apply to the driving, riding and parking of vehicles and bicycles on campus, by staff, students and members of the public.
5.   Access
 (1)  Prime access to buildings and other facilities is reserved for pedestrians and people with mobility-related impairments. Cyclists are therefore not permitted to ride on access-ways that are signposted, or recognised, as access-ways for pedestrian and mobility traffic.
 (2)  On pedestrian/cyclist dual use access-ways, cyclists must give priority and right of way to pedestrian and mobility traffic.
6.   Parking and Safety
 (1) 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.
 (2)  The University charges for parking on campus. Current charges are published on the University website and payment machines.
 (3) Drivers and cyclists 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.
 (4) Except with the approval of a parking attendant, no person other than an authorised driver of a University service vehicle may drive, park or ride over a grassed area or footpath.
 (5) Motorcycles and motor scooters may be parked only in the areas signposted for motorcycles and motor scooters.
 (6) Bicycles may be parked only in cycle-racks or purpose-built cycle sheds, and must not be taken into any University building.
 (7) 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.
 (8)  All vehicles parked on campus must be parked in marked bays.
 (9) No person may park a vehicle in the same parking bay for longer than 48 hours without prior permission from a parking attendant.
 (10) A numbered car park is a reserved parking space and may be used only by the person who displays the corresponding numbered parking permit.
7.   Parking for people with mobility-related impairments
  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).
8.   Visitor parking
 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.
9.   Authority of parking attendants and Security Manager
 (1) A person who, in relation to a parking or traffic matter, is requested by a parking attendant to provide his or her name or address must do so honestly and within the requested timeframe.
 (2) 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.
 (3) Parking attendants have authority to impose a penalty charge on any person who removes or otherwise interferes with immobilisation equipment.
 (4) If a vehicle is parked in a manner that is dangerous or obstructs access, the Security 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.
10.   Breaches
 (1)  At the discretion of the Security Manager, an alleged breach of these regulations by a student may be referred to the Vice-Chancellor for investigation under the University’s Student Discipline Regulations 2014, or may be referred for investigation to the NZ Police.
 (2)  At the discretion of the Security Manager, an alleged breach of these regulations by a staff member may be referred to the Vice-Chancellor for investigation under the University's Staff Code of Conduct, or may be referred for investigation to the NZ Police.
11.   Appeals
 (1) A person may appeal against any decision under these regulations
 (a) if the decision was made by a parking attendant, to the Security Manager
 (b)  if the decision was made by the Security Manager, to the Director of Facilities Management.
 (2) An appeal under these regulations must be submitted in writing within 14 days of the date of the decision.
 (3)  A decision by the Security Manager or the Director of Facilities Management under subsection (1) is final.

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