Traffic enforcement in the digital age

6 December 2006  •  Author(s): Patrick Troy, Head of Traffic Enforcement, Transport for London (TfL)

Effective traffic management and compliance with traffic and parking controls are integral to maximising the capacity of the road network – and nowhere is this more true than in London. The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has made ‘keeping London moving’ one of the primary objectives of his Transport Strategy. So just how can optimum traffic flow be achieved on a road transport network on which 26 million journeys are made every day?

TfL is responsible for 580km of road in the capital – the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) or red route – and these roads carry 35% of London’s traffic. Ensuring that congestion does not clog up the whole network has required some innovative thinking and the latest developments in traffic enforcement will see the introduction of digital solutions that will provide more flexible, reliable and productive camera enforcement systems.

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