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Carpooling on-ramp priority lanes Carpooling on-ramp priority lanes

Priority lanes are on-ramp lanes heading onto the motorway where vehicles with 2 or more people can bypass the ramp signal. Priority lanes can also be used by buses, trucks, and motorcycles.

The lanes encourage car-sharing and the use of public transport, helping move more people and reduce the number of vehicles on the road.

Priority on-ramp lanes are managed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA).

From 6 to 20 March 2017, NZTA is running a trial that allows electric vehicle drivers access to 5 priority bypass lanes in Auckland. Find out more about the trial on the NZTA website.


Priority on-ramp lanes in Auckland


Southern Motorway

  • Mt Wellington northbound.
  • South Eastern Highway northbound.
  • Hilldene Road northbound.

Northwestern Motorway

  • Lincoln Road eastbound.
  • Te Atatu Road eastbound.
  • Great North Road eastbound.
  • Great North Road westbound.

Northern Motorway

  • Greville Road southbound.
  • Constellation Drive southbound.

Southwestern Motorway

  • Coronation Road northbound.
  • Onehunga Harbour Road northbound.
  • Neilson Street southbound.
  • Rimu Road northbound.