Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme

Road Signs

Princes Street

Looking east along Princes Street from the junction with Hanover Street

Road markings introduced into Edinburgh New Town in 2005 as part of the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme  -  Looking east along Princes Street from the junction with Hanover Street

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                               Photograph taken 10 November 2005

 

Road Signs

Princes Street

This is one of many new road signs that appeared on roads in the New Town of Edinburgh in 2005 as  the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management scheme was introduced.

Several years ago the east-bound side of Princes Street was restricted to buses, taxis and cycles.  One of the main objectives of the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme introduced in 2005 was to impose similar restrictions on eastbound traffic between Waverley Bridge and the West End.

Other changes included closing Frederick Street at its junction with Princes Street, reopening Castle Street at its junction with Queen Street and measures to restrict the use of George Street and several streets in the New Town.

This photograph has been taken in Princes Street immediately east of the junction with Hanover Street.  The road markings are to remind car drivers that they have just gone through a junction where they were not permitted, such as turning left from Hanover Street into Princes Street.

It is not very apparent that cars are allowed to travel east along Princes Street in the late evenings and overnight.

 

 

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