As part of the city’s Local Development Plan, it has been proposed to introduce a congestion charge for vehicles using the city at certain times.
For a congestion charge scheme to be successfully implemented, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras need to be installed at key locations across the city to track vehicles coming and going.
Congestion charge schemes are monitored by cameras on roads across the congestion charge zone, which read car number plates and cross-reference them against a register of cars that have paid the charge.
Drivers can pay the charge in advance or on the day of travel, but if they forget they can pay up until midnight the following day. There are several methods of payment, including telephone, text message, post, online or in a shop.
Congestion charge zones can reduce traffic and improve air quality and noise levels significantly. They also make the zones safer and more accessible for pedestrians as the reduced traffic means that crossing times can be increased, and some streets can be completely pedestrianised.
Our client has asked us to identify the best locations for these ANPR cameras to be installed. ANPR cameras need to be placed at major junctions that mark the boundary of the congestion zone, and consideration needs to be given to lighting, safety and accuracy.
I have a task that needs completing, and I’d really like your help.
I would like you to help complete a desk-based site survey by reviewing a map of the city and identifying the best locations for ANPR cameras.
When you have made your decisions, send an email to the client to let them know your choices with your reasons.
I’ve included the resources you need to complete the task, including documents, images, videos and templates. They should give you plenty of ideas and information.
Follow the instructions, and when you’re ready, complete your task. All this should take you about 45 minutes.
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