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Bus lane cameras installed in city centre

Published on Friday, 25th September 2015

Bus lane cameras are being installed in three city centre locations on Monday 28 September ahead of the planned enforcement measures for St Stephen’s and Chapel Field North.

The notification signs and cameras are going up on St Stephens Street, Rampant Horse Street and Westlegate and will be in place on Monday 28 September ahead of the system going live.

A warning period will operate for the first two weeks of the scheme when drivers will be notified but not fined if they pass through any of the bus lane areas.within 14 days.

Councillor Bert Bremner, cabinet member for environment and sustainable transport, said: “We are pleased that the majority of drivers have been sticking to the changes since they started at the end of last year but we need make sure the scheme is enforced for the full benefits to be felt.

“Eliminating general traffic from these areas means more reliable and efficient public transport and a safer, more pleasant environment for visitors to the city centre.”

The system to process the bus lane camera enforcement has been set up with our existing supplier, Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions (ICES).

Norwich Highways Agency Committee (NHAC) agreed the camera enforcement principle last year, ahead of the St Stephens/Chapel Field North changes launching in November.

Camera enforcement was chosen because bus access is fundamental to the scheme, meaning measures such as barriers to prevent general traffic from entering the relevant areas would not be viable.  

A list of vehicles exempt from the scheme has already been provided to ICES ahead of the scheme going live.