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Lake Forest Park News

Posted on: June 14, 2017

Update on Traffic Safety Enforcement Camera Systems

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.

For more information about the City’s Traffic Safety Enforcement Camera Systems, please click here.