Mystery cameras/cables on 35th SW explained, sort of

We have answers this morning to yesterday’s questions, thanks to Marybeth Turner of SDOT:

Our traffic engineers are counting traffic volumes on 35th SW and Thistle, and at several other locations on 35th SW. This is a follow-up to traffic counts done last year. I understand that results will be available in several weeks.

12:07 PM ADDENDUM: Now we’re told the cameras are NOT part of this, nor part of the red-light cam program. So they remain a mystery.

4 Replies to "Mystery cameras/cables on 35th SW explained, sort of"

  • Jack Flanders February 21, 2008 (12:45 pm)

    Uh…isn’t that just a city of Seattle traffic cam, like we have on the bridge and 35th and Fauntleroy already?

    To be a red lighter or speeder camera it would have to include a flash system so it can take pictures at night too. You can see an example of a traffic cam with the required strobe/flash next to it at:

  • LyndaB February 21, 2008 (6:08 pm)

    The camera I reported last night on a bus sign at 35th and Findlay was gone by 6:30am today. They didn’t stay up for very long. I wonder why we’re being watched. Spooky.

  • WSB February 21, 2008 (6:26 pm)

    Same with the one at 35th/Thistle. SDOT is still checking to see if maybe it was a contractor. If not … hmm … who indeed?

  • Jerald February 21, 2008 (11:27 pm)

    I saw one of those today, but can’t remember exactly where. Might have been along Fauntleroy by Lincoln Park, definitely somewhere in WS.

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