A Range Of Policy Issues That Have Different Institutions Responsible For The Formulation And Implementation Of Each Policy

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In this essay I will be discussing a range of policy issues that I encountered in my daily life. These issues are at various stages of the policy process, and have different institutions responsible for the formulation and implementation of each policy. The first area of policy that had an effect on my day-to-day activities was Transport Regulations. On a Saturday, Waikato University hosted the Zuru Nightglow Festival and as a result, many roads surrounding the university were closed off for the day. I live on one of the affected streets, and I was not able to drive in or out of my street, and there was also no nearby public transport, as that was also diverted. This disturbance to my usual ease of movement is what brought the issue to my attention.
According to the Transport Regulations, an authority can “close the road to ordinary vehicular traffic for a period or series of periods of no more than 12 hours each in any consecutive 24 hours” (Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, 2013). In this case, the authority was Hamilton City Council. In order to legally close a road and divert traffic, a Traffic Management Plan must be approved. The Hamilton City Council website states that a TMP “describes the design, implementation, maintenance and removal of an activity being carried out on the carriageway, footpath or road reserve, and how road users will be managed by temporary traffic management measures.” (Temporary Traffic Management – Hamilton City…

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