Red Light Cameras – Vision Zero
A Red Light Camera is a type of traffic enforcement camera that captures an image of a vehicle which has entered an intersection in spite of the traffic signal indicating red (i.e. the vehicle passes the stop-bar during the red phase). By automatically photographing vehicles that run red lights, the photo is evidence that assists authorities in their enforcement of traffic laws.
Currently, staff are in the process of developing a Request for Proposal to be issued this year to procure additional resources to double the number of Red Light Cameras from 149 to 298. Roll out of new cameras will begin in the first quarter of 2020. Staff will also be improving and expanding the selection criteria for Red Light Camera locations in order to give a greater emphasis to vulnerable road users. This includes applications at mid-block pedestrian or bicycle-only traffic signals and greater considerations for historical pedestrian and cyclist collisions.