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Dear Transport for London,

Firstly, please can you confirm the start date, end date and success criteria for the trial of the average speed cameras along the A2?

Secondly, for the camera located between the Kidbrooke junction and the Sun In the Sands junction (westbound) please can you explain the rationale for cutting the trees in front of the average speed camera but not behind, rendering the camera hidden. Are you obliged to ensure these cameras can are visible to motorists?

Yours faithfully,

Colin.

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Colin

 

Our Ref: FOI-1431-1516

 

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Dear FOI,

Apologies, I was unaware of this require,ent

Yours sincerely,

Colin Petty

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Colin Petty

 

Our ref: FOI-1431-1920/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 9
September 2019 asking for information about the Average Speed Cameras
along the A2.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that
we do hold some of the information you require.

 

The average speed cameras on the A2 came into operation in March 2017.

 

To access how successful a scheme is in reducing casualties, 36 months
worth of data is analysed. As such, the scheme will be evaluated after
March 2020.

 

The Average Speed Cameras between the Kidbrooke and Sun in the Sands
junctions are currently operational and not obscured by any foliage. Our
Safety Cameras are maintained regularly to ensure that they are always
visible to motorists and checked for accuracy and enforceability by the
contractors and the Police enforcement team.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

 

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General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for taking the time to respond:

1) I am still unclear on the success criteria - is it a 10% reduction in fatalities? An absolute reduction? Will the cameras be removed if there has been an increase?

2) I'm afraid your information is incorrect regarding the visibility of the speed camera. Foliage behind it is rarely cut back and is currently obstructing the visibility. Google Maps also proves this is the case when it was last taken. Unfortunately this only breeds discontent with schemes such as these. By not tending to the foliage at both the front and the rear of the cameras the view is that they are intentionally trying to be hidden.

Yours sincerely,

Colin

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Colin

 

Thank you for your further email.

 

On the A2 we are looking for absolute reduction in collisions and a
greater speed compliance on this stretch of road. Were an increase in
fatalities or collisions to occur we would reassess what further measures
could be introduced to improve the situation.

 

I have passed on your comments regarding the foliage at camera locations
to our contractors responsible for maintaining the highways.

 

Kind regards

 

Graham Hurt

 

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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