Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced a “major policy revision” that aims to give bicycling and walking the same policy and economic consideration as driving.
Recently the Ministry of Transport and NZTA made an amendment to rule 41001/5, which specifies the dimensions that vahicles must comply with. The amendment generally relates to heavy vehicles such as trucks transporting frieght, but the Rule also includes a number of other changes that address issues raised by the transport industry or local authorities. The amendment Rule:
* extends the overall length allowed for certain types of ‘rigid bus’ to reflect the dimensions currently permitted for some buses under exemptions;