In early 2016, city council approved a five-year program to install 10 cameras at major intersections in London for the start of 2017. Because of contract delays, city officials pushed back the start of the program until at least April.
According to London’s division manager of roadway lighting and traffic control Shane Maguire, the cameras will be stationary at those ten locations and clearly marked by signage. Earlier in the decision making process, there was talk of rotating the cameras through 22 intersections in London.
That system was preferable, according to one councillor.
“When you have red light cameras that are rotating through different locations and people aren’t sure (if) there’s a camera at this red light or not,” Ward 10 Councillor Virginia Ridley said. “I expect people would be more cautious at all red lights and all intersections. Now that they’re labeled, I know we’ll see people being more cautious where they’re labeled–at those specific intersections.”
The following intersections are included in the red-light camera program:
Commissioners Road E at Wellington Road
Dundas Street at Clarke Road
Exeter Road at Wharncliffe Road S
Huron Street at Highbury Avenue N
Oxford Street W at Wonderland Road N
Oxford Street E at Adelaide Street N
Queens Avenue at Adelaide Street N
Queens Avenue at Talbot Street
Springbank Drive at Wonderland Road S
Windermere Road at Richmond Street
The first intersection is expected to be operational by the beginning of May.