Cameras for the temporary bus gate at the junction of Milsom Street and George Street in Bath have been switched on today, Friday 23rd October.
The vehicle restriction introduced by Bath & North East Somerset Council allows only buses to travel along the one-way Milsom Street up to the junction with Quiet Street between 10am and 6pm.
The measure provides more space for people to keep their distance and enjoy the health and environmental benefits of a traffic-free zone.
Temporary barriers managing the restriction will now be removed and it will be monitored by automatic number plate recognition cameras (ANPR) in line with other bus gates in the city, and enforced by issuing of fines, to make sure the zone is safe for pedestrians and cyclists.
Councillor Joanna Wright, joint cabinet member for Transport Services, said: “The cameras will make sure that people can enjoy what Milsom St has to offer by bike or on foot and are able to safely social distance.
“Please remember that any driver who disregards the restriction will now receive an automatic fine.”