Two-foot long double yellow lines painted in city centre street
Published 01/12/2015 | 19:06
Double yellow lines measuring less than two feet in length have been painted on a city centre street.
Leicester City Council said the freshly repainted lines on Chatham Street cost the authority around £1 when they were given a new coat in November.
The lines - measuring around 48 centimetres or just under 19 inches - are intended to help drivers differentiate between a disabled parking bay and a regular one.
Residents have questioned whether the lines are the shortest in the city.
Student Matthew Taylor, 21, said: "They're pretty tiny, aren't they? You've got to be pretty careless to have a wheel on them and get a ticket."
A council spokesman said: "We no longer use such markings in this way, but as this one was already there, it was repainted recently as part of a wider programme of yellow line-painting."