Council working with operators to improve taxi provision in Inverness
The Highland Council is working with taxi operators and Police Scotland to provide new taxi rank provision in the centre of Inverness.
The need to reallocate city centre ranks has come about with the investment that is being made to upgrade the streetscape in Castle Wynd, Inverness. This will provide for:
- an improved surface for both pedestrians and the remaining vehicles that will continue to access the nearby offices and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery; and
- remove the existing taxi rank which is poorly lit and often accommodates in excess of 12 taxis when it is designed to take 4.
In recognition of the importance of the Castle Wynd taxi rank Council Officials attended several meetings in late 2016 and 2017 with representatives of the trade including the Highland Taxi Alliance.
This resulted in agreement to relocate the taxi rank to the Eastgate near Marks & Spencer. This location provides a large and accessible space which is well lit and provides for easy vehicular access to all parts of the City.
New taxi rank space is also being created on both sides of Upper Bridge Street.
Following statutory advertising of the new taxi rank proposals any unresolved objections will be taken to the City of Inverness Area Committee on 31st May 2018.