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Topic # 29123 24-Dec-2008 14:22
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I feel like we should all know this before they put them up...


Who owns the cameras all along the Wellington Motorway?  What where the reasons why they are there?

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  Reply # 185975 24-Dec-2008 14:31
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the 2 by the Terrace Tunnel are owned by Citylink and the others by Transit NZ

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  Reply # 185976 24-Dec-2008 14:31
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I think they are there to monitor traffic flow



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  Reply # 185978 24-Dec-2008 14:33
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Is there anyway for us to see what they see?   I need to checkout motorway flow right now...

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  Reply # 185981 24-Dec-2008 14:41
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Kezzainc: Is there anyway for us to see what they see??? I need to checkout motorway flow right now...


http://www.citylink.co.nz/services/webcam/ GIYF




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  Reply # 185984 24-Dec-2008 14:45
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Try metservice.co.nz or http://www.transit.govt.nz/road/webcams.jsp for a bit of live traffic action!

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Reply # 185994 24-Dec-2008 16:47
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Kezzainc: What where the reasons why they are there?


Surveillance.  They look as though they are part of Transit's nationwide motorway cameras, but these ones link directly into the base at Waihopai and then onto the greater ECHELON network from there.  There are some subtle differences between these cameras and Transit's ones - you need to be up close however to spot them.

Coupled with license plate recognition technology borrowed from central London (for their inner city tax) and GPS, they position exactly where you are at any moment on the motorway network, and this is relayed back to intelligence.

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Reply # 185997 24-Dec-2008 17:03
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nate: and this is relayed back to intelligence.


Lets hope that they dont lose intelligence....


and going way off topic, there is no "I" in team America


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  Reply # 186005 24-Dec-2008 17:37
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You canalso use www.wn.co.nz which lists the traffic cams, and scenery ones.




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  Reply # 186046 25-Dec-2008 08:46
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nate:
Kezzainc: What where the reasons why they are there?


Coupled with license plate recognition technology borrowed from central London (for their inner city tax) and GPS, they position exactly where you are at any moment on the motorway network, and this is relayed back to intelligence.

And of course when the traffic gets heavy they will also do congestion charging so you get a London type of bill every time you drive past one..

But wait there's more.  Auckland style onramp traffic lites to slow your day down even more..





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  Reply # 186061 25-Dec-2008 11:43
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old3eyes:

But wait there's more.  Auckland style onramp traffic lites to slow your day down even more..



Considering the number of people that seem to run red lights in Auckland I didn't think these would cause any issues!

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  Reply # 186062 25-Dec-2008 11:52
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old3eyes:

But wait there's more.  Auckland style onramp traffic lites to slow your day down even more..



I was reading some US study that shows that those onramp traffic lights actually help smooth the traffic.




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