Traffic flow around
St Andrew Square has changed several times over the past few years.
These changes have been brought about by the
closure of Princes Street for tram works in 2009 and 2011-12.
Currently, at October 2011:
Two of the roads that
used to allow traffic into and out of the square are closed to traffic. They are:
- North St Andrew Street, beside the
bus station. It used to link
the NE corner of the square with York Place and Queen Street.
- South St David Street, beside
Jenners. It used to link the SW corner of the square with Princes
The one-way flow of traffic around the square has been
changed. There is currently a two-way flow on the west and south
sides of the square, and parking in now no longer allowed along the east,
west and south sides of the square.
c) There used to be a restriction on
traffic turning into George Street just beyond this sign. Only
buses, taxis and cycles were allowed to make this turn but now all traffic
is allowed to do so.
The lettering on the sign that
has been painted over used to refer to the restrictions in c) above.
I don't know what is on the sign beneath the black plastic sheeting, or
why the road on the left on the sign (George Street) has been covered up!
Traffic flow around St Andrew
Square has changed again, at least twice since I wrote the comments in a),
b), c) above. Now, the restrictions in c) have been re-imposed, but
the road sign above has not changed. ie. these restrictions on the
sign are still covered by a black sack!
I'll not take up any more
space by explaining the existing restrictions, as I expect they will
probably change again soon.