What do you think of on-street parking in Kirkwall ?

News from Orkney Islands Council

Orkney Islands Council will hold consultation sessions later this month to present proposals for on-street parking in Kirkwall town centre, and give local businesses, residents and the wider public an opportunity to comment.

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The focus of the proposals is on Bridge Street, Albert Street, Broad Street, Castle Street, Victoria Street and Main Street – where it is proposed that the designated parking areas will have a maximum stay of 20 minutes.

Outwith the marked bays it is proposed that vehicles will be subject to the restrictions imposed by both single and double yellow lines which means no parking or waiting as set out in the Highway Code, except for Blue Badge holders and delivery vehicles.

Darren Richardson, OIC’s Head of Infrastructure and Strategic Projects, said:

“The proposals reflect feedback from the public over the years.

“The events we’re planning will be a chance for people to discuss with members of our roads team what they think of the proposals, ask any questions they may have and suggest any improvements that could be made. The views of the public and local businesses will be important in helping us take this forward.”

There will be three events in Room Three at Kirkwall Town Hall on:

  • Tuesday 21 January – 11:00 to 15:00.
  • Wednesday 22 January – 16:00 to 19:00.
  • Thursday 23 January – 11:00 to 15:00.

Each event will give people the chance to comment on the proposals or fill out a feedback form.

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  1. In other word pedestrianisation as every other town in Scotland. same as everyone else instead of thinking outside the box and keep our unique town centre people love Orkney don’t make it just another town centre.
    if you see pictures on the news now you can see our town centre roads and pavements that have just been upgraded it looks just the same. what happens when the rainfall floods the shops because of all the slabs with no pavements to channel water into drains.we cater too much for the cruise liner passengers but we want to live here they just visit for a day and are gone spoiling our town little by little.

  2. Wouldn’t Kirkwall be a joy without the risk of being mown down by a vehicle. Keep cars in the car parks. There is no need to mix pedestrians and vehicles on the shopping and café areas.

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