Cameras in Kortenberg contribute to a better environment


The Belgian city of Kortenberg is an expert in camera enforcement. Following previous successes, the city is now also using ANPR cameras to protect the quality of life in a residential area, which is endangered by road works for a greener sewage system.

Better for the environment

Kortenberg will replace the sewer system in one of the main streets. At the moment two water streams still come together: the sewage water from households and the drainage of rainwater from streets and roofs. The rainwater is clean and easy to re-use by the agricultural sector, which is well represented in the area. In order to install a greener, double drainage system, the street will opened for a year.

Remain liveable

Behind this main street is a picturesque residential area. Without measures, around 5,000 cars would flow through this area, which would be unsafe and unliveable. So the city takes measures. So during peak times the residential area is closed for go-through traffic, from 7:00 am to 11:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm only residents can enter, just as emergency services and registered visitors.

Cameras do the job

This method of closing is one that Kortenberg has already become familiar with: regulation, signage and enforcement with ANPR cameras. It proved to be a great success at closing a notorious cut-through-route. The fact that Kortenberg approached Brickyard again for the temporary closure of a residential area does not come as a surprise. So now, Brickyard TrafficEnforcement cameras will effortlessly and carefree keep the residential area car free.

Behavioural change

Those who need to access the area very regularly, can enter and leave freely thanks to an exemption. Whoever enters the district without such a waiver, will receive a fine at home, because the number plate images are compared with the number plates on the list of exemptions that the city can manages in the Brickyard back-office. It won’t be long before this measure leads to a behavioural change and the residential area is avoided during rush hours.

Back to normal

And when the sewer is renewed and the street reopened for traffic, the cameras will be dismantled.

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