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New bollards now in operation on Kirkcaldy High Street

Work to install new bollards to improve the safety and access to the pedestrian zone on Kirkcaldy high street is now complete.

Automatic bollards are now in place at the west end of the zone following persistent use as a thoroughfare by unauthorised vehicles. Street view, along the high street of the new bollards now in operation

Councillor Ian Cameron, Convener of the Kirkcaldy Area Committee said: “The £50,000 project to improve road safety in the area is complete and the new bollards are now in operation.

“The bollards have been put in place in response to feedback we’ve had during previous high street surveys which clearly highlighted that families felt unsafe with traffic on the high street.

“The bollards will remain upright and will only go down outwith the restricted times. A red light will show whilst the bollards are up and will only turn green when it’s safe for vehicles to pass. It’s important that drivers drive up slowly and stop when the light is red and only move when the light turns green. We’ve had a few reports of vehicles speeding up when they’ve seen the bollard is down and cars being damaged as the bollard has begun to rise.

“To remind people, access is only for blue badge holders and delivery vehicles on: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday before 11am and after 5pm and all-day Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The high street will be a fully pedestrianised zone outwith these times and the bollards will remain upright.

Street view of the new bollards at the west end of Kirkcaldy High Street“Full access is in place at all times for emergency services via a key code system.

“Our transportation service is arranging for clear signage to help members of the public with the restrictions. It is also considering adding a dashed line to help drivers know where to stop to activate the vehicle detection sensors.

“Please take time to read and follow the restrictions in place. We want the high street to be a safe place for everyone.”