Mys­tery over dou­ble yel­low lines in al­ley

Coventry Telegraph - - NEWS - By FIONNULA HAINEY News Re­porter

DOU­BLE yel­low lines have mys­te­ri­ously ap­peared down a nar­row al­ley way in Coven­try caus­ing some con­fu­sion from passers by.

The paved al­ley way comes off Wals­grave Road in Stoke and runs between the Ball Hill In­door Mar­ket and con­ve­nience store Star­dust.

Lyn Dowl­ing, of Wood­way Park, con­tacted the Tele­graph to ask “is this the nar­row­est road with dou­ble yel­low lines?”.

The baf­fled res­i­dent ex­plained: “If you man­aged to get your ve­hi­cle in there, it’s only just over 6 feet wide, you wouldn’t be able to park as you couldn’t open the doors to get out!”

The fam­ily that run Star­dust, and use the al­ley way to ac­cess their bins, be­lieve an­other lo­cal busi­ness owner has painted the lines.

Coven­try City Coun­cil have con­firmed it was not them and the land in ques­tion is not coun­cilowned.

A spokesper­son for the coun­cil said: “The al­ley­way in ques­tion is not an adopted high­way and the Coun­cil has not been in­volved in the is­sue. It is a pri­vate mat­ter for the road owner.

“When we do put dou­ble yel­low lines on an adopted road there is a le­gal process we have to fol­low, in­clud­ing ad­ver­tis­ing the changes, so road users can have their say.”

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