Northwest NEWS

July 23, 2001


First real-time streaming video of local traffic now online

King County Executive Ron Sims recently announced that new cameras have been added to the MyCommute traffic camera Web site.
   These cameras will provide live streaming video of local traffic that can be accessed from desktop computers and wireless handheld devices.
   The streaming video, together with the snapshot images already available, will help viewers better gauge the density and speed of traffic on the roadway.
   Two of the new cameras are located at 100th Avenue NE at Juanita-Woodinville Way and 100th Avenue NE at NE 132nd St. Other cameras are located at Woodinville-Duvall Road at Avondale Road; Woodinville-Duvall Road at West Snoqualmie Road (facing south); Woodinville-Duvall Road at West Snoqualmie Valley Road (facing east).
   To access the traffic cameras, users need only a dial-up Internet connection or better, and either of the industry standard Web browsers, Internet Explorer 4.x or Netscape 4.x. The camera images refresh automatically, depending on the user's connection speed.
   To see the streaming video, users will also be prompted to download a SecureEye "SE Player Control" plug-in.