LFP to restore traffic camera and add two more

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LFP Traffic camera
Photo courtesy City of LFP

The City of Lake Forest Park currently operates Traffic Safety Enforcement Camera Systems around the schools and at two locations on Bothell Way NE (SR 522). These systems are a safety measure designed to reduce and prevent speeding and collisions.

Since implementation in 2009, the goal of the program has been pedestrian safety in our school zones and collision reduction on Bothell Way NE.

The program is used as a force-multiplier, adding to the good behavior of drivers and enforcement capacity of the Police Department. The system enables the Department, which is typically running at minimum staffing levels, to perform other functions that address a wide range of public safety tasks.

After reviewing collision data at the intersections of Bothell Way NE / NE 170th Street and Bothell Way NE / Ballinger Way NE, the City Council recently approved reactivation of the system at the Bothell Way NE / NE 170th Street intersection and installation of the system at the Bothell Way NE / Ballinger Way NE intersection.

It is anticipated the Bothell Way NE / NE 170th Street intersection will be fully operational by July 8, 2017; and the Bothell Way NE / Ballinger Way NE intersection by sometime this fall.

Pedestrian and traffic safety are extremely important to the City, and it is our goal to ensure there are systems in place to provide the best possible outcome for our citizens.

More information about the City’s Traffic Safety Enforcement Camera Systems here.



2 comments:

Anonymous,  June 15, 2017 at 3:49 AM  

it's not about safety, it's about money. LFP has no industry and makes tons of money with these cameras. I find them less safe because people race through or jam on breaks when it's close to changing making it dangerous.

Anonymous,  June 15, 2017 at 10:38 AM  

Please Shoreline City Council - may we have a camera at our intersections?? I can think of several that would benefit from the force-multiplier! Cars are always speeding to get through as the lights change to red. A recent accident occurred when someone stopped for the red light and the car behind rear-ended them; the 2nd car sped up on the amber to red - assuming the 1st car would do the same!

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