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Pedestrian Zones

Dunfermline City Centre

 

Dunfermline City Centre's pedestrian zone covers Douglas Street, High Street and Guildhall Street. It is controlled in two distinct ways.

 

Vehicle Ban

A Traffic Order for Douglas Street, High Street and Guildhall Street makes them One Way and prohibits all vehicles 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Under this “Prohibition of All Motorised Vehicles” Order no vehicles should ever be in the pedestrian zone and this is enforceable by Police Scotland.

The Order makes allowances for a few types of vehicles as “Exceptions” to allow access to the pedestrian zone as follows:

  • Commercial vehicles(not private cars or vans) can access the pedestrian zone only while accessing premises within the zone for the purpose of deliveries / loading or unloading goods.  They are permitted access all day on a Sunday and Monday to Saturdays out with 12pm noon and 3pm.  They can park directly outside the premises or they can be parked in the bays that are highlighted by the white blocks during their access times but they are to be removed between 12pm (noon) and 3pm, Monday to Saturday!
  • Vehicles displaying a blue disabled badgecan access between midnight and midday & between 3pm and midnight, Monday to Saturday and all day on a Sunday.  They can be parked in the bays that are highlighted by the white blocks during their access times but they are to be removed between 12pm (noon) and 3pm, Monday to Saturday!
  • Vehicles displaying a Dunfermline Resident’s Parking Permit Disccan access the zone only for loading and unloading purposes and only overnight from 6pm until 8.30am.  So they cannot be in the pedestrian zone through the day and they cannot park overnight.
  • Emergency Vehiclescan be in the pedestrian zone anytime if they are on an emergency call to the area.
  • Public Utility Service vehiclescan be in the pedestrian zone anytime but only when involved in maintenance/ improvement/ reconstruction of the road, statutory duties, etc.

 

 

Parking Ban

A new Order coming into force on 5th October in the pedestrian zone will mean:

  • Any private vehicle parked anywhere in the zone at any time without a blue badge or a resident’s parking permit disc can get a ticket.
  • Any commercial vehicle can get a ticket if it is -
              1) parked but not actively loading or unloading goods,
              2) loading/unloading between 12pm noon and 3pm, Monday to Saturday or
              3) loading/unloading in a prohibited place.
  • Any vehicle displaying a resident’s parking permit disc parked in the zone overnight or loading/unloading during the day (8.30am – 6pm) can get a ticket.
  • Any vehicle displaying a blue disabled badge parked in the zone (even in the highlighted bays) between 12pm (noon) and 3pm, Monday to Saturday can get a ticket.

 

Other pedestrian zones in Fife

 

Information relating to the Kirkcaldy and Leven pedestrian zones is under construction and information will be available soon.

Ian Smith, Lead Professional, Traffic Management (Mid Fife) 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 47 16 96 Contact Ian Smith online
By Post: Fife Council Bankhead Central Bankhead Park Glenrothes Fife KY7 6GH

Colin Stirling, Lead Professional, Traffic Management (North Fife) 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 45 04 44 Contact Colin Stirling online
By Post: Fife Council Bankhead Central Bankhead Park Glenrothes Fife KY7 6GH

Phil Clarke, Lead Professional, Traffic Management (South Fife) 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 20 98 Contact Phil Clarke online
By Post: Fife Council Bankhead Central Bankhead Park Glenrothes Fife KY7 6GH
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