The cameras will be in place for six months and then re-deployed to alternative locations (on the A38). The current intention of this project will be to continue traffic monitoring at these locations until August 2020.
Cabinet Member for Planning and Transport Cllr Colin Hunt said: “These cameras will help us gather good quality evidence to help us support bus operators and work towards our overarching aim to keep South Gloucestershire a great place to live and work.
“We have consulted with bus operators and the privacy of residents and businesses nearby has been carefully considered as part of this work. The CCTV cameras will only collect data on traffic flow and will not be used in relation to enforcement or any other community safety activities.”
The CCTV cameras will provide a live data feed (via 4G connectivity) which will be accessible to our bus operators so that they can better understand any issues (i.e. causes of delay) on the A38 corridor. This footage will also provide insight/evidence on how congestion along the A38 corridor is impacting scheduling and bus punctuality.
Six bus stops are also being upgraded on the A38 at Rudgeway and Alveston. The improvements, which are currently under construction by Streetcare, include the installation of Bus Boarders (to allow level access for bus users), footway widening, bus shelters, bus stop clearway markings (to discourage unauthorised parking) and, at one stop, a new hard standing surface for a new bus shelter that will be installed in the future.
For more information visit www.southglos.gov.uk/betterbusareas