Oxfordshire County Council Automated Bus Lane Enforcement
Oxfordshire County Council improves bus lane enforcement system to reduce journey times and improve air quality in and around the city.
10:45 21 June 2020
Oxfordshire County Council has recently replaced its manually operated network of cameras with a new bus lane enforcement system to reduce journey times and improve air quality in and around the city. The move also supports the increase in cyclists on the road as the lockdown eases.
The new system will be used on Folly Bridge, Barton Park and Abingdon Road. Existing bus gates already enforced where new cameras have been installed are Castle Street, High Street, George Street and Magdalen Street.
Cabinet member for highway operation and delivery Councillor Liam Walker said: "ANPR is more efficient and allows greater flexibility to review potential contraventions after the event. As we start to see lockdown being freed up, we want to see more people switching to sustainable transport - cycling, walking and public transport are all preferable to driving for so many people. The council is working hard to ensure that Oxfordshire's transport system is ready to meet the demands of more people to get out and about, and the new cameras will play a small part in that."
Videalert, the firm that designed the system, said: "We continue to be focused on delivering innovative traffic enforcement solutions which are proven to provide the highest productivity and the lowest operating costs whilst, at the same time, minimising equipment infrastructure and communication costs at each target enforcement location."