Say cheese: Kingston Council considers Greenway cameras to catch u-turn drivers

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Drivers using Tolworth’s new Greenway to perform u-turns could be caught on camera.

Kingston Council has said it may install CCTV in Tolworth Broadway to catch drivers using the green path, designed for cyclists and pedestrians to share, as a short cut.

The cameras would operate alongside new traffic orders banning u-turns and some right turns.

Consultant Adam Lotun, of Knollmead, said: “Drivers are going to do that when they have the opportunity to do so.

“That should have been foreseen in an impact assessment.

“To try and protect from that there should have been cameras installed.”

Earlier this year Mr Lotun gave the Comet a guided tour of the Greenway from a wheelchair user’s perspective.

Conservative opposition member for sustainability Councillor Richard Hudson said: “I raised [the short cut issue] with council officers about four or five weeks ago.

“I’m not sure what the answer is.”

But he said that installing cameras would be like “going back to the days of the Stasi”.

He added: “Cameras can cost thousands to put in and thousands to manage. Where is the money going to come from?”

A Kingston Council spokesman said: “Traffic management orders will be in place soon banning right turns from Oakleigh Way and Tolworth Close. There are already ‘no right turn’ signs.

“The council is considering a traffic management order banning u-turns in Tolworth Broadway too.

“Monitoring and enforcement of banned traffic movements carried out initially by camera cars, and the council is considering installing fixed cameras in Tolworth Broadway.”

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7:56am Wed 11 Dec 13

Beverly RA says...

After all the money spent on consultants or so called experts RBK now has to find thousands of pound to put things right. Maybe a few more yellow box junctions would pay for it ? Better still way not make the whole of Kingston a Box junction then maybe the anti car lIb dems will be happy.
After all the money spent on consultants or so called experts RBK now has to find thousands of pound to put things right. Maybe a few more yellow box junctions would pay for it ? Better still way not make the whole of Kingston a Box junction then maybe the anti car lIb dems will be happy. Beverly RA

4:57pm Wed 11 Dec 13

chriswp says...

The tracks posted in the picture would suggest that they were made by a vehicle turning right onto the Broadway out of Oakleigh Way, and not a vehicle doing U turn.

One would have thought that if this was such a contentious issue, those reporting could have used an appropriate picture (even with blanked out number plates).

So far as I can make out, a lot of chat, any action?
The tracks posted in the picture would suggest that they were made by a vehicle turning right onto the Broadway out of Oakleigh Way, and not a vehicle doing U turn. One would have thought that if this was such a contentious issue, those reporting could have used an appropriate picture (even with blanked out number plates). So far as I can make out, a lot of chat, any action? chriswp

10:55pm Wed 11 Dec 13

DREABY says...

They've already got cameras in Tolworth Broadway.
* to catch you in bus lanes
* to catch you in the box junction
* to catch you parking on the pavement to the side of the Pharmacy
* and now to catch you driving over the decorated central reservation (would have been better to have left the railings there & would have cost less)

I now avoid Tolworth. & Kingston.
They've already got cameras in Tolworth Broadway. * to catch you in bus lanes * to catch you in the box junction * to catch you parking on the pavement to the side of the Pharmacy * and now to catch you driving over the decorated central reservation (would have been better to have left the railings there & would have cost less) I now avoid Tolworth. & Kingston. DREABY

10:34am Thu 12 Dec 13

Happy59 says...

Dreaby you are lucky - I live in Tolworth so can't avoid the eyesore and distruption caused by the Greenway. The railings were ugly but they served a purpose and worked. The Greenway is ugly and doesn't work. I know which I prefer.
Dreaby you are lucky - I live in Tolworth so can't avoid the eyesore and distruption caused by the Greenway. The railings were ugly but they served a purpose and worked. The Greenway is ugly and doesn't work. I know which I prefer. Happy59

2:14pm Tue 17 Dec 13

thefire says...

DREABY wrote:
They've already got cameras in Tolworth Broadway.
* to catch you in bus lanes
* to catch you in the box junction
* to catch you parking on the pavement to the side of the Pharmacy
* and now to catch you driving over the decorated central reservation (would have been better to have left the railings there & would have cost less)

I now avoid Tolworth. & Kingston.
I'm not sure why you find enforcement of the law an issue? Are you a lawbreaker?

Now if only they could start using camera's to catch people using their mobiles while driving that would be fantastic.
[quote][p][bold]DREABY[/bold] wrote: They've already got cameras in Tolworth Broadway. * to catch you in bus lanes * to catch you in the box junction * to catch you parking on the pavement to the side of the Pharmacy * and now to catch you driving over the decorated central reservation (would have been better to have left the railings there & would have cost less) I now avoid Tolworth. & Kingston.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure why you find enforcement of the law an issue? Are you a lawbreaker? Now if only they could start using camera's to catch people using their mobiles while driving that would be fantastic. thefire

5:21pm Tue 17 Dec 13

surboSam says...

Hahaha is this because barriers don't produce fines?
Hahaha is this because barriers don't produce fines? surboSam

4:20pm Thu 9 Jan 14

pinky107 says...

just get rid of this unwanted waste of money .
any one else find it starnge that the minute greenway is completed ( i use the term very loosely as it looks like a building site ) that a TESCOS meeting is on the cards yet again ?
just get rid of this unwanted waste of money . any one else find it starnge that the minute greenway is completed ( i use the term very loosely as it looks like a building site ) that a TESCOS meeting is on the cards yet again ? pinky107

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