Auckland Transport have confirmed that there will be 17 “transit lane zones” that will be monitored by cameras – 9 heading towards the city and 8 heading towards Birkenhead.
Each zone will contain one unit of 4 cameras, making a total of 68 cameras on Onewa Road!
Each unit includes:
- 1x scene camera (monitors whether the vehicle travelled the whole zone; sometimes it will also look at the transit lane sign for evidential purposes)
- 1x sign camera to monitor the transit lane sign if the scene camera cannot see the sign (in some instances this may be mounted on a street light pole opposite the unit)* One relocatable pole mounted camera housing, containing:
- 1x side occupant camera (looks at the side of the vehicle to determine how many occupants are in the car)
- 1x front occupant camera (looks at the car approaching the unit, collects number plate details, and also confirms occupants in front seats).
This week Auckland Transport have been investigating sites on the City to Birkenhead side of the road for transit lane cameras.
Meanwhile, we should be hearing from Auckland Transport on the results of the clearway consultation around May.