Peeping through the popular webcams of Rotterdam Onderweg is over. The municipality of Rotterdam will stop streaming the images for citizens and outdoor people, and will now only use cameras itself. “It became too great a cost item.”
That is a shame, according to many a supporter of the cameras, which brought the Zuidplein, the Boompjes and the Laan op Zuid into the living room, among other things.
If, for example, after a glorious victory of Feyenoord the Legion went into the Hofpleinfontein, you could follow it live on your laptop or smartphone. Especially in Corona time, when many people are forced to enter, it was a good way to keep track of the ups and downs of the city.
However, a spokesperson for Alderman Judith Bokhove (GroenLinks, traffic and transport) reports that the fun will be over on March 31. “The cameras themselves will remain available, but only for the people in the traffic control center,” he explains. “But passing the images on to the population became too expensive. The group that does that has also become too small.”
The aim now is to invest even more than before on clear route information as an alternative. “When you drive through the city in your car, images from those cameras are of no use to you anyway. Then information is more useful, such as via Twitter.”
Source site www.nu.nl