Council to begin monitoring journey times with ANPR

Published: 18 August 2022

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ANPR cameras on a pole

As part of the Roadside NO2 project, Derby City Council will be installing 27 ANPR cameras across 12 sites in the city to monitor journey times through key areas. They will not be used for any enforcement purposes.

Data gathered by the cameras will be used to help the Council understand how vehicles travel around the city, their journey times and how those journeys impact air quality.

Cameras will be installed on the following roads from Monday 5 September:

  • A516 Uttoxeter New Road Royal Derby Hospital
  • A5111/ A38 Grand Canyon
  • Uttoxeter New Road Rowditch
  • Uttoxeter Old Road Sims Avenue
  • Ashbourne Road
  • Uttoxeter New Road - Sudbury Street
  • Mercian Way
  • Ford Street
  • A6 Five Lamps
  • Traffic Street

Although there are other ways to monitor traffic in the city, the Council has been asked to use ANPR by the Government so that data can be used for national air quality modelling.
The data will also help the Council make improvements to roads that will benefit not just private vehicles but public transport, cyclists and pedestrians.

Councillor Steve Hassall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Decarbonisation, Strategic Planning and Transport commented:

For most of our residents, travelling is an everyday need so it’s important that we’re making this as quick and easy as possible however people decide to travel. However, we also have a duty to protect our environment and reduce harmful emissions that particularly impact pedestrians and cyclists.

The data collected by these cameras will allow our teams to make informed decisions about any future changes to our highway network and deliver the best outcomes for the travelling public.

The Roadside NO2 project has already seen significant changes made to key junctions in the city including Stafford Street. Further information about the Roadside NO2 project is available on the Council website.

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