Live traffic cameras

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Laura_Eva

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I remember the Cemetery Junction webcam 7th January this year, should have been "workday morning" rush hour but not a car on the road (the day Reading Transport cancelled all bus services and I had to forget about my flight to Aberdeen !), likewise just before Xmas last year when a sudden downfall of snow meant no taxis and missing my train to Darlington to be with my folks ...

Maybe we need to realise that winter = cold = likelyhood of snow ... why does a decade of mild winters so fool the services ?

This was less than a year ago -
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samuel.jefferies

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Wow, that's a lot of Cameras!

Thanks for the information.

Sam
C8H10N4O2

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They certainly used to embed date & time. :-(

Sorry, wasn't suggesting you make such effort....but...mySQL pulling the web-sniffer site detail by field per "select from ImageUrl" table, shove images and "ImageTime" output into HTML <table>?

EDIT : Agree, it still doesn't resolve the basic flaw in them...even on the RBC site who you'd think would have that criteria displayed....but it gives us something more useful in absence of it being done properly in the first place, "Right First Time", all that. :)
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I assumed. Maybe wrongly, the ‘live’ part of the cameras where for traffic control (and revenue earning – see below) by RBC and the posted bit was a token gesture to the general public

Must say I have found most camera web sites seem to be the same and I would not rely on them to plan a journey, especially as by the time I got to where the cameras are things would have changed

As for the revenue a good one is 06 – Cemetery Junction looking up Wokingham Rd, I know a many people who have been caught there for using the bus lane – most of them had just cut into the last bit to join the left hand lane but still got fined (and note, no stamping feet / crying nor running to the paper as at Norcot Rd)

I have no doubt most of the other cameras are used the same way – certainly don’t get used to ‘aid’ traffic flow!
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OLDMAN wrote:I assumed. Maybe wrongly, the ‘live’ part of the cameras where for traffic control (and revenue earning – see below) by RBC and the posted bit was a token gesture to the general public
Ooohh ! You Conspirasist you ! :lol2:

I just assumed it was in response to their bandwidth being eaten by people creating pages such as these....no offence, I have my own too, and also put one up on my last employer's Intranet (it might even still be there).

As I say, they used to embed D & T, and that is done when the image is taken, it's not something added later, and not something you can "Photoshop"-out during a stream....or at least, that's what I thought, maybe equally wrongly.

I am also under the impression that the public cams are from one set of (physical) cameras, and the "revenue" & ANPRs from others.
I say that because the public cams images have never been of sufficient quality to serve that purpose due to aged CCD technology.

Though, that again depends on my understanding of what can be manipulated during image streaming....

Now, see? You've made me paranoid. Happy? :bigeyes1:
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I remember from many years ago when they first put the CJ camera in and we heard of a few people getting done for ‘clipping’ into the end of the bus lane in Wokingham Rd

It was of those odd things I never did but that maybe due to the times I drove along there - if I went during rush hour you would see people doing it from as far back as Hamilton Rd!!

I think the paranoid part of me then decided - don’t use bus lanes and keep your eyes open for restriction signs / cameras etc!
Thankfully due to that I have never been caught!

It’s also why I think that’s what the cameras are mainly for – if they really used them for traffic control we would not have the stupidity that goes on now
Oldman........

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I wonder if this will be of any use/help?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews/berkshire/roads/planned

It seems well updated*, although it would be even better if Reading Buses fed their data here, so that it's a handy "one-stop-shop".

*...whereas RBC's map says there's nothing happening, anywhere...but then, I suppose, no more should be expected when it cites the only Tourist Attraction in Reading as being "Yippees Yard" at South Reading Leisure Centre...
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OLDMAN wrote:........
I assume RBC still wanted people to come to the town even with the problems – worse still no police presence sorting traffic out so many arguments and stupidity going on!!
Having police on point duty in such situations is a thing of the distant past. Once traffic control was outsourced to the council, they abandoned it in favour of the cash-cow of parking enforcement.

Unless there’s easy money at stake, there’s no apparent interest shown by our civic servants in supporting the hand that feeds them.
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The trouble was there was no warning of it / no alliterative routes marked or anything – you just drove into it

Then they had coned of all the road and forced all the traffic up and around Castle St roundabout – in other words basically 4 lanes of traffic going into 2, then down to one if you wanted to carry on to Caversham

This would have been okay except the light phasing had not been modified to allow for the extra traffic thus held it up further

From the radio report yesterday the lights where still out (or not working correctly) and included all the ones down the A33 relief road to Green Park!
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Going south from the IDR, the traffic was being forced down to the traffic-light controlled roundabout near the entrance to the Oracle car park before having to go round and back up the slip road onto the IDR in order to then go left down the A33. The lights on that roundabout are timed against each other so only about 3 cars could go through at a time.

The other lights down the A33 were working OK, with the exception of the large traffic light controlled roundabout at the entrance to the Madejski & Green Park, where the traffic was able to flow much easier with none of the usual hold up.
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jonski wrote: And I bet they only paid about £50k for someone to make that page....
Probably not ... view page source, and click (eg) http://www.reading-travelinfo.co.uk/cct ... -window.js.....!

You'd think they could spell "Gosbrook" properly though.
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C8H10N4O2 wrote:
jonski wrote: And I bet they only paid about £50k for someone to make that page....
Probably not ... view page source, and click (eg) http://www.reading-travelinfo.co.uk/cct ... -window.js.....!
Maybe not. Or maybe £50k for a consultant who knows how to spell 'open source'. :whistle1:

More seriously, it is interesting that it doesn't use, or at least reference, a recognisable open source license (like GPL, OpenBSD or Creative Commons). That does sort of suggest that this is very much at the 'home project' end of open source, which is backed up by the rather retro and minimalist look of the page (more 1993 than 2003, I'd say). Some of the open source stuff is now pretty much on a par with paid for software as far as look and feel is concerned, and most of the rest is entirely usable if not exactly flash (I'm guessing the software that runs this forum probably fits into that category).
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In he days of Southern gas supplies held were based on a one in twenty winter. Therefore the assumption must have been that really bad winters only happened once in twenty years. That, to me, explains why we are never ready for exceptional weather conditions.
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Are there a website for live traffic camera footage?
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Lizzy33 wrote: 05 Aug 2019 11:38 Are there a website for live traffic camera footage?
Try http://www.reading-travelinfo.co.uk/liv ... meras.aspx

Usually some not working. Not sure if that is a problem with the cameras or the web site.
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chris_j_wood wrote: 05 Aug 2019 11:43
Lizzy33 wrote: 05 Aug 2019 11:38 Are there a website for live traffic camera footage?
Try http://www.reading-travelinfo.co.uk/liv ... meras.aspx

Usually some not working. Not sure if that is a problem with the cameras or the web site.
I use this quite often & as you say most come up with "image not working".
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