Double yellow lines appear on lane too thin for a car

Article Posted on: August 9, 2016


Double yellow lines dubbed Britain’s most pointless have been painted on a road that’s too narrow to drive a car down.

The “no parking” lines appeared on a 5ft wide tarmac path – but the lane is too thin for a car.

Even a small three door Ford Fiesta is 5.6ft wide and passers-by hit out at the waste of money.

Park-goers slammed Cardiff Council for their yellow-line fever on the lines on the lane at Heath Park in the Welsh capital.

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Martin Thomas, 30, said: “These must be the most pointless lines in the country. The only car you could park there would be a toy car.

“I don’t see why they have painted these, it is ridiculous really. A complete waste of money.

“How have they got the money to spend on getting contractors in to do something like this but they can only collect my bins every other week?”

Mother-of-two Gemma Leyshon, 36, said: “This is a stupid waste of taxpayers’ money.

“You could never fit a car down here anyway, haven’t they got better things to spend money on?”

A Cardiff Council spokesman defended the lines and said they were painted for health and safety reasons.

He said: “Whilst accepting that the width of the lane in Heath Park is narrow it is worth remembering that restrictions are placed by the Council where there has been an identified issue of safety to the highway user be it in vehicles or on foot.

“The lines at this location have been placed to deter anti-social parking on the narrow access lane as we were unable to stop this activity with physical restrictions such as bollards.

“The movement of vehicles on this narrow section whilst the access was being used by pedestrians would most likely have been deemed the safety concern in this case.”


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