In the cities of Delft and Zeist - which have been working for years with Brickyard's TrafficEnforcement, which Roosendaal also wants to implement - between five and eight fines are issued every day to vehicles that enter the city centre without an exemption. This is shown by research by BN DeStem. Both cities are very positive about the system: city centres are more hospitable and the misuse of access cards is a thing of the past.
Roosendaal announced last week that before summer, they want to install ANPR cameras at the entrances to the city centre. They scan all number plates of scooters and mopeds that enter the city centre. Those who do not have an exemption will receive a fine. Roosendaal hopes to put an end to the nuisance of scooters and making the city centre more attractive.
According to Alderman Cees Lok, Roosendaal looked at Delft and Zeist, who have been working with such a system for years. In these cities, cars are also in the same way. Zeist was one of the first in the Netherlands to introduce this system in 2013, says municipal spokesman Quintin Wierenga.
The reason for this was the collision with so-called bollards, collapsible access poles at the entrances of the centre. Roosendaal also has those bollards. Wierenga: "But they were susceptible to malfunction and the chance of collisions was great. Cameras are more user-friendly." According to Wierenga, the city of Zeist noticed that the previous system with access cards was often misused. "That does not work anymore." According to him, five to seven vehicles are fined every day.
Delft switched to Brickyard's TrafficEnforcement in June 2016, again because of the problems with the bollards. "But also partly because of the nuisance caused by scooters", says municipal spokesman Jan Langstraat. According to a previous year's evaluation, an average of 94 warning letters were handed per day in Delft and eight fines were issued. This based on 24/7 monitoring at seventeen different locations.
Delft, like Roosendaal, also has many delivery restaurants in the city centre, which often work with scooters. They still cause inconvenience in Delft, according to Langstraat. Delft wants to tackle this by only granting exemptions to electric delivery scooters from 1 July of this year. Delivery restaurants will have until 1 July 2020 to replace their scooters for electric vehicles. The Delft city council will decide on that at the end of this month.
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