New Cameras on Aberdeen City Bypass
Cameras will be installed along the length of A90 Aberdeen bypass to better understand who is using the road.
03:52 18 March 2020
Aberdeen City Council is investing around £100,000 to install cameras with automatic number plate recognition on Aberdeen City Bypass. North-east transport bosses say that the move is to understand who is using the road and to gather data to inform future transport strategy in the north-east.
Council transport spokeswoman Sandra Macdonald said: “I suspect Transport Scotland has its own modelling but this is for us to get a better handle on how the road is used,”
“The cameras would just be to get better data – rather than for speeding.
“This would allow us to have a better idea of peak times and journey times.
She added: “It has been a pretty good start for the AWPR but we want to know how it can better be used and take unnecessary traffic away from the city centre.
“It is just understanding all of that and the cameras would allow more than simple counting with ticker tapes over the road.”
She added: “It would be sensible having built and financed the road to get as much data as possible to shape regional transport strategy.
“We could see how not just residents and businesses are using the bypass but, over the summer months, how visitors to the north-east are using it too.”