Crackdown on High Street cars

Kirkcaldy High Street
Kirkcaldy High Street

A NEW six-month trial to prevent cars driving along Kirkcaldy High Street has been unanimously backed by councillors.

The scheme, which was approved by Kirkcaldy Area Committee, will see new road signs installed to protect the pedestrianised zone during restricted times.

Danny Cepok, Area Services Manager said the measure was a “sensible low-cost option” to deal with the issue.

“By making it clear when the zone is closed to vehicles, I am hopeful they will help to keep the High Street free of traffic during the restricted times,” he commented.

The signs will be located at Whytescauseway from July 1 and displayed from 12 noon to 5.00 p.m. daily.

Vehicles will be banned, except Sundays when resident permit holders have all day access and Tuesdays when blue badge holders have all day access.

Vehicles entering or remaining within the zone outwith the permitted times are likely to face enforcement action.

The area is covered by CCTV and action will be taken against those who try to remove the signs.

Businesses will be issued with reminder notices about the current access restrictions to enable them to co-ordinate their deliveries and the trial will be monitored over the next six months.