WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS NEED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
Events can be exciting affairs, and large groups of people gathering together to appreciate similar things are always fun. However, with large crowds comes large amounts of traffic. And with lots of traffic comes congestion and potential dangers.
If you’re event stops, delays, or increases road or pedestrian traffic, then you will need a traffic management plan in NZ. That is a legal necessity. This traffic management plan must be provided by a registered traffic management company like us.
Let’s take a look at what kind of events might need a traffic management plan NZ.
If you’re closing a street off to hold a street party, then you will likely need a road traffic management system in place. This is because you’re interrupting normal traffic flow and you’re increasing the amount of people in the area.
If your event is causing a road closure then you must give the public advance notice of this, so that they are aware of the disruption and can make alternative plans.
You must also notify local authorities that you wish to close the road and gain permission from them before you do so. Please note that this approval could take some time, so apply for this permission well in advance.
A music festival—or any festival, for that matter—will require a traffic management plan NZ. This is because it will cause an increase in road and pedestrian traffic. So many people and vehicles in one area can cause many potential hazards and therefore a traffic management plan is essential. Your event is likely to cause delays on the local roads too, further adding to the need for a plan.
When traffic arrives on site, then more planning will be required to guide them to their parking spaces and to avoid pedestrian issues.
A country show or fête will generate a lot of traffic, both pedestrian and vehicle. As such, it would need a traffic management plan. If your fête requires a road closure, then again, you will need to gain relevant permissions and also notify the public in advance.
There are many other events that will need a traffic management plan NZ. Please get in touch so we can talk you through everything that’s required.