NEW ORLEANS — The traffic cameras in New Orleans are showing more than 200,000 people a day, the first time the city has seen such a high volume of traffic since they were installed nearly two decades ago, officials said.

The city has recorded more than 20,000 collisions since the cameras were installed.

As of Wednesday, the city had recorded nearly 5 million trips, the department said.

New Orleans officials say the new cameras, which have been installed in the city for about four months, have helped to slow traffic congestion and increase pedestrian safety.

New Orleans is in the midst of a $1.5 billion traffic management plan that aims to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and cut carbon emissions.