The rest of the drivers were confused as the council painted the ‘crazy’ double yellow line in a strange place

Double yellow ‘CRAZY’ lines have been oddly painted by the local council all over the road entrances – confusing drivers.

Residents in Lostwithiel, Cornwall were confused as to why the lines were drawn as they said there was no problem with people blocking access.


The lines were painted by Cormac, on behalf of Cornwall Council, following a consultation to improve accessibility following a number of careless parking incidents in recent years.

A consultation at the end of January 2021 shows plans are in place to introduce ‘no wait time’ restrictions on much of Lostwithiel to improve visibility and vehicle access urgent, Cornwall Live reports.

This includes parts of Castle Hill, Tanhouse Road, Quay Street, Summers Street and Bodmin Hill to name just a few of the locations affected.

However, there are no plans to introduce double yellow lines for junctions or road entrances and locals cannot believe what they are seeing, disagreeing with the changes.

A letter sent to residents detailing the work in January 2021 read: “Cormac Solutions Ltd, on behalf of Cornwall Council is inviting comment on proposals for various waiting restrictions in the District. St Blazey, Fowey & Lostwithiel community networking area.

“These proposals have been formed following discussions with the St Blazey Community Network Executive Board, Fowey & Lostwithiel and the relevant Cornwall councilors.”

Affected areas have been nominated to “improve road safety” following visibility concerns, obstructed parking and access issues, and carelessness for emergency service vehicles .

But Cormac’s workers left everyone in awe when they continued to line two yellow lines right over two street entrances in the historic town, making it look as if they were unusable.

One local said “one of the oldest parts of town has been ruined visually” thanks to the bright yellow lines that now run in front of the old domed tunnel on Quay Street.

Others called the crash “priceless”, “absolutely laughable” and “unbelievable”.

Another said: “It spoils the aesthetics of the tunnel”.

“What? So we can’t park in front of the tunnel to block the road? Well that’s crazy,” one person quipped.

Another added: “They’ve gone completely crazy with the double yellow lines around town, parking would be a nightmare! And you know, the traffic police would be a common sight! more variable.”

“And I always thought April Fool’s Day was the first day of April. Well, that’s gone in the window,” another joked.

A Cormac spokesperson said: “The yellow lines were implemented following local concerns about careless parking and obstacles. In places where access points to the road are particularly narrow, it is not unusual to go straight through the entrance to further prevent obstructing parking.

“When any liner is introduced for the first time there will always be a visual impact, but this will become less obvious over time.” The rest of the drivers were confused as the council painted the ‘crazy’ double yellow line in a strange place

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