Market Street will be closed off to motor vehicles from 9am to 5pm on Saturday 22 September to encourage cleaner transport. The closure will be in effect on Market Street (from the junction with Bell Street to Union Street) and Church Street and will mark the first time St Andrews has participated in World Car Free Day.
World Car Free Day is a global initiative to demonstrate the benefits to people of towns and cities where the streets are free of cars.
The event organisers include Fife Council and the Transition University of St Andrews, as well as Business Improvement District (BID) St Andrews.
Tony Waterston, chair of the lead organiser St Andrews Space for Cycling (SASC) said “We are hoping that this event will help show how part of St Andrews could be transformed into a space that is more liveable and that encourages people to use active travel”.
A number of activities are planned to take place during the closure, including a stunt cycle display from The Clan; Bikeability cycling training; skateboard demonstrations, and pop-up parks. Additionally, a cycle ride will take place at 2pm from the fountain on Market Street to West Sands.
People of all skills and ages are encouraged to join in with these events throughout the day, whilst Blue badge parking spaces and loading bays will remain in operation for the duration.