Council dimwits paint double yellow lines on tiny alleyway that’s too SMALL to drive down

April 16, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Bungling council workers painted two sets of double yellow lines along this tiny alleyway – which is just FOUR FEET wide.

Residents in Swindon, Wilts., were baffled when the lines appeared along the full length of the 60ft long path, which is too narrow to accommodate a car.

There is just 13 inches of space between the two sets of yellow lines – which is roughly the width of just one TYRE on a supercar.

The double yellow lines which have been painted in an alleyway in Swindon that's too narrow to drive down

The double yellow lines which have been painted in an alleyway in Swindon that’s too narrow to drive down

Swindon Borough Council has blamed the gaffe on contractors, incredibly saying the hapless workers had forgotten “just how big cars actually are”.

Nathalie Fisher, local resident who lives near the alleyway off Newhill Street in central Swindon, were a “bit of a mystery”.

Emma Stratford, 22, and her daughter Frankie Betz show just how narrow the walkway is

Emma Stratford, 22, and her daughter Frankie Betz show just how narrow the walkway is

She added: “You couldn’t even fit a motorbike down it.”

Sales assistant Emma Stratford, 22, said: “When the bushes are overgrown you can hardly even walk down there so you wouldn’t ever think to drive.

“It’s all rather silly, we laughed at it but it has definitely been a waste of money.”

Swindon Borough Council confirmed the contractors were working on its behalf as part of an initiative to clamp down on illegal parking in alleyways.

A spokesperson said:  “It seems that our contractors forgot just how big cars actually are when they painted this one.

“We will be taking it up with them.”

Only the world’s smallest car could fit down the road – the Peel P50, which is just 3ft 5ins wide.

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