At­tempts made to make street one-way to cure rat run fears

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

Coun­cil­lors in St An­drews are try­ing to get a traf­fic or­der made to make Queen’s Gar­dens one-way north­bound, with a marked cy­cle lane.

The pro­posed change is in re­sponse to con­cerns ex­pressed by lo­cals about the amount of traf­fic us­ing the street as a rat run and the con­ges­tion that of­ten hap­pens due to the nar­row­ness of the street.

Lo­cal Labour coun­cil­lor Brian Thom­son said: “The change – if pro­gressed – would hope­fully re­duce traf­fic and im­prove air qual­ity in what is a pre­dom­i­nantly a res­i­den­tial street.

“The pro­posal would re­sult in no loss of park­ing spa­ces in Queen’s Gar­dens, it would be rel­a­tively in­ex­pen­sive to im­ple­ment and – if found to be un­suc­cess­ful – it would be easy to re­verse.”

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