Yellow lines, white lines and red tarmac – can you understand these road markings?
It’s not a cycle lane but parking is banned – and no-one really knows why it’s coloured red
Understand these road markings? Us neither.
This confusing combination of markings on Albany Road in the Roath area of Cardiff is meant to signify to most drivers they cannot enter the red area.
Except the red area should be a hatched design and the council cannot explain why it’s red.
A spokesman said the only vehicles with permission to enter the zone are large or heavy goods vehicle which are turning left and are trying to make a tighter angle to avoid crossing the carriageway.
After comments on social media that the markings were an awkward attempt at a cycle lane, Cardiff council confirmed they weren’t.
The area should – and will be – hatched and the double yellow lines will be deleted. But, when asked why the zone was red, a colour used to denote a bike lane, a spokesman said the council didn’t know.
The spokesman added that the markings had been put in place by contractors and they were now investigating.