Camera enforcement by TMC keeps centre of Alphen a/d Rijn car free


For years bollards have kept the Alphen aan den Rijn city centre free of cars. Malfunctions, collision damage and new technologies led the municipality to replace the bollards for Camera enforcement by TMC.

To improve both road safety and comfort for shoppers, Alphen aan den Rijn has closed part of the city centre for cars. Next to City Hall a pedestrian zone was created. Cyclists and scooters are allowed, also busses and a few exemption holders who come to load or unload pass by, but otherwise only pedestrians occupy the area.

ANPR camera enforcement

Previously a few bollards had to keep the area free of cars. They are however vulnerable and susceptible to malfunctions. The municipality has asked TMC to replace the bollards by Camera enforcement. The ANPR camera scans the number plates of all vehicles entering the area. The owner of a vehicle which does not have access rights and nevertheless enters the area, receives a fine by mail. This solution is not susceptible to interference or malfunctions, is highly reliable and in time will also bring about a behavioural change.

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