Greenwich Low Traffic Neighbourhood camera issues 1,876 fines

Cameras installed in place of fixed obstacles at the Hills and Vales Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Greenwich have issued 1,876 Penalty Charge Notices since introduction.

Cameras were installed on Crooms Hill in July with a two week grace period. Warnings totalled 1,353.

Information comes from written questions at a full Greenwich Council meeting tonight (30th September)

Total income from fines is £38,370. All income from parking and moving traffic offences can only be spent on operational costs and then transport projects. It cannot be used to plug funding in other departments and areas of the budget.

The standard London fine for moving traffic offences is £130, which is halved if paid with 14 days.

Expected income from fines in Greenwich at £65 would be £121,940.

That’s quite a difference to £38,370 gross  income so far seen. It could be non-payment, appeals, overheads or other reasons. None are given.

There’s a project in need of transport funding very close to the Greenwich LTN. Cycle Highway 4 is still not open despite being all but complete, due to funding issues with Creek Road swing bridge. TfL’s finance issues have held up work.

They’ll be a post on that to follow.

 

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John Smith

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

7 thoughts on “Greenwich Low Traffic Neighbourhood camera issues 1,876 fines

  • October 1, 2021 at 6:25 am
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    We will have to wait and see if there are any public transport improvements in the Borough. Greenwich have not been that forthcoming when spending money provided for transport improvements in the past.

    The dedicated cycle lanes do make roads much safer for cyclist. As both the Government and TFL want people to walk cycle and use public transport more. . Hence the need for more public transport improvements.

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  • October 1, 2021 at 10:21 am
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    Excellent, so where’s the missing 70% minimum of fines not received? Can’t be overheads as it states ‘gross’ income i.e before overheads deducted? Is this poor collection rate typical across London or just in RBG? Must be figures somewhere.

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  • October 1, 2021 at 3:54 pm
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    I believe the council issued warnings rather than fines for first time offenders.

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  • October 2, 2021 at 6:19 am
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    As a cyclist who uses the dedicated cycle lanes everyday to get to work, I can assure you they do make the roads much safer for cyclists – where do you get that they are not ‘much safer’ from and what makes them not ‘much safer’, Graham?

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  • October 2, 2021 at 8:25 am
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    I did not say the do not make the roads much safer. I said they do make roads much safer for cyclist. Read the post JB.

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  • October 3, 2021 at 7:20 am
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    i am pleased more dedicated cycle lanes are being put in place for cyclist so they can cycle safely along the cycle lanes.

    As the Government and Local Authorities do want more to people to walk cycle and use public transport more.

    i hope the revenue raised by the fines from the Low traffic Neighbourhood Cameras are used for opeational cost and transport projects. in the Borough.

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