New double yellow lines have recently appeared on some Penarth pavements – painted at right angles to the normal double-yellows on the road.
The new extra markings have sent ever-conscientious local drivers digging into their glove-boxes to consult dog-eared copies of the Highway Code and discover what they actually mean.
Some of the new kerblines are double – others are single. A single yellow kerb-marking on indicates that loading or unloading is prohibited at particular times – (which should be displayed on a black and white sign nearby) .A double dollop of yellow paint on the kerb means that no loading or unloading at any time.
Motorists are still allowed to stop on double yellow lines – even those with kerb markers – such as those now installed in Ludlow Lane – to allow passengers to alight.
Critics say that although the extra yellow paint markers may be a legal requirement, it does nothing for the overall look of the Penarth Conservation Area .