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The council was mocked for painting TWO sets of double yellow lines on a 4ft wide road “too narrow for a scooter”.

A RAT was mocked for painting a pair of pointless double yellow lines on a 4ft woman street.

In Hanley, Staffordshire, two sets of markers have been pounded onto the road – which locals say is too narrow for a scooter, let alone a car.

Birdcage Walk in Hanley

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Birdcage Walk in HanleyCredit: BPM
Double yellow lines painted on either side of a tiny street have caused widespread confusion

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Double yellow lines painted on either side of a tiny street have caused widespread confusionCredit: BPM

At its narrowest point, the street measures 4 feet 6 inches.

A standard car is about 5 feet 8 inches wide.

The lines were greeted with amusement by stunned local residents, Stoke on Trent Live reports.

James Botham said: “Double yellow on each side? Looks like a scooter could hardly fit down there, let alone a car.”

“To be honest, those double yellows are a bit academic, a waste of yellow paint,” added Chris Adams.

Sean Williams wrote: “It has double yellow on both sides?

“Nice job they put double yellows there,” quipped Chris Steele.

Unfortunately, the tiny street has become a popular place to dump rubbish and graffiti.

Some drivers were almost caught by their sat navs telling them to turn onto the road.

The taxpayers’ association previously described the lines as “unnecessary consumption of resources”.

In a 2018 speech, Chief Executive John O’Connell said: “Anyone with any common sense can see that this was likely an unnecessary waste of resources.

“The council tax is a huge bill for families and they will not be happy if it is spent that way.”

At the time, Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Motorways Department defended the double yellow lines put there some 22 years ago.

Councilor Daniel Jellyman, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Transport and Heritage, said the road was in use at the time.

He added: “Although they may look a bit odd at first, experience has taught us that these restrictions are necessary. It’s not uncommon to see things like this around the country.

“Sometimes we have to do seemingly unusual things for valid reasons.”

https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8448990/council-ridiculed-yellow-lines-narrow/ The council was mocked for painting TWO sets of double yellow lines on a 4ft wide road “too narrow for a scooter”.

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