New cameras are being installed in Cowley to improve road safety
New automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras are being installed on Cornwallis Road and Bartholomew Road to support the trial of the Cowley low traffic neighbourhood (LTN).
The cameras will operate 24 hours a day from 20 January 2022 and will help provide safer pedestrian and cycle access on these two roads.
Councillor Tim Bearder, Cabinet Member for Highways Management, said: “Cornwallis Road and Bartholomew Road are busy routes for a number of primary and secondary schools in the area. I'm delighted that these cameras will help make these streets safer, quieter and more pleasant places to live.
“The ANPR cameras will prevent through traffic on residential streets and make them safer for people of all age groups and abilities to walk and cycle.”
A £60 fine is payable for breaching access to the LTN. Emergency services, pedestrians, cyclists, foot scooters, the trial Voi e-scooters, taxis and buses are exempt from the camera enforcement.
The cameras have been funded by the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund for LTNs. Over the coming months, the council will continue to monitor the impact of the LTN scheme including data collected on traffic and air pollution and levels of walking and cycling in these areas.
A decision on whether to extend the trial, make the LTN permanent or remove the LTN will be made at the council Cabinet member decision meeting on 24 February.