A council has come under fire after painting a set of double yellow lines measuring less than a metre long on a residential street.
The markings on the Leigh Road in Clifton, Bristol, were installed as park of a new residents’ parking scheme (RPS).
Twitter users rounded on the scheme, with Mike Owen branded the yellow lines an ‘epic fail’ and online parking marketplace Your Parking Space describing it as ‘ludicrous’.
The Star in a very small car found a parking place in Leigh Rd Clifton Bristol West. pic.twitter.com/AP60ITFCng— mike owen (@mikecgowen) May 5, 2015
The tiny double yellow line in Leigh Road, Clifton RPZ to stop parking in Bristol West. pic.twitter.com/6ozQWmk3FW— mike owen (@mikecgowen) April 27, 2015
However Bristol City Council defended the parking measures, stating they had been installed for a ‘very good reason’ and would ‘prevent inconsiderate parking’.
A town hall spokesperson said: 'We are ensuring residents with driveways and garages have enough space to get in and out of them; if, instead of being prevented from gaining access by motorists parking too close to or even taking over the entrance, they can actually use their driveways and garages it will create more space on the street for those without them.'