CCTV systems are being drafted in to help improve bus timings and monitor traffic on one of York’s busiest city centre streets.
City of York Council has installed the cameras in Coppergate to enforce new rules that prevent motorists from using the road illegally at times when it is reserved for buses, taxis and cyclists.
Dave Merrett, the council’s cabinet member for transport, explained that traffic regulations in Coppergate were only enforced infrequently and the new CCTV system will help improve the road network.
Frank Wood, chairman of the York Retail Forum, told The Press: “This is a narrow road and an important bus route and it is also important to keep pedestrian areas clear and safe.”
Local police also supported the use of CCTV as their efforts in issuing parking fines during past enforcement operations in the area have failed to have the desired impact on illegal traffic.