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Blind and partially sighted people have expressed difficulties with using bus stop bypasses. This is because in order to access or leave the bus stop waiting area, they are required to cross a cycleway. For blind or partially sighted individuals knowing when it is safe to make the crossing of the cycleway can be problematic.

As a result, Machine Vision Cameras will be used to detect and analyse the behaviour of cyclists approaching on the cycleway element of the bus stop bypass. Data generated will be used to develop a technological solution to support blind and partially sighted people to cross the cycleway section of the bus stop bypass with more confidence.

The CCTV will be deployed at the below 2 bus stop bypass locations on Oxford Road in Manchester:

  • Southbound: Royal Infirmary (Stop F) Stop ID: MANTWPWD and Stop ID: MANGTMJM
  • Northbound: Royal Infirmary (Stop E) Stop ID: MANGTMJG and Stop ID: MANTWPTG

TfGM are the data controller for the personal data collected and has procured STREET SYSTEM to be our processor.

What categories of personal data are used?

  • Images of individuals
  • Cyclist

The camera views will include members of the public and their vehicles in the site vicinity and at the demonstration site. This may include children and is likely to include vulnerable groups as we are considering the relationship between cyclists and blind or partially sited indidviduals using the crossings on bike lanes.

Under what legal basis does the processing of personal data take place?

The UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 provide for a number of different legal bases under which processing of personal data may take place. In relation to the processing of the personal data as part of this project the following basis applies:

Art 6 (1) (e) The processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

How do we keep your information safe?

TfGM is committed to keeping your information safe and protected from accidental loss or alteration, inappropriate access, misuse or theft.

As well as technical, physical and organisational controls, we recognise that a well-trained, informed, and security alert workforce minimises privacy risks from human error and/or threats from malicious actors.

We require our service providers to implement appropriate industry standard security measures, and only allow them to process your personal information for specified purposes as written in our contracts with them.

How long is information kept for?

We will only keep your data for as long as necessary. Recorded video footage will be stored for up to 6 months with monthly review to ensure no footage held beyond 6 months.

Who will we share your information with?

TfGM will not be sharing any personal data with any third parties.

Your rights as a data subject (any individual person who can be identified)

The UK GDPR gives you the following rights over your information:

  • Your right to get copies of your information - You have the right to ask for a copy of any information about you that is used.
  • Your right to get information corrected - You have the right to ask for any information held about you that you think is inaccurate to be changed.
  • Your right to limit how your information is used - You have the right to ask for the use of any information held about you to be restricted. For example, you can ask this where you think the information TfGM is using is inaccurate.
  • Your right to object to your information being used - You can ask for any information held about you not to be used. This is not an absolute right and TfGM may need to continue to use your information. We will tell you why if this is the case.
  • Your right to get your information deleted - You can ask for any information held about you to be deleted. This is not an absolute right and TfGM may need to continue to use your information. We will tell you why if this is the case.

For further information about anything in this privacy notice, to find out what information we hold about you, or if you wish to exercise any of your other information rights, please contact us at .

If you are not satisfied with the response from us, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. For further details on this and your information rights please visit the Information Commissioner’s website.

Further information about data privacy and your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be found at the ICO website.