These red and white stripes definitely don’t belong on a residential street. Image Credit: News 2 Canada
Still aren’t sure about the red and white stripes painted on this Toronto street? Here’s what happens when you drive down it. If you’re confused, you’re not alone. “I didn’t know that that was illegal,” said Yousef Al-Hammadi, a landscaper who parked his truck down the street. The stripes “look kind of funny and then when you see them in the street that actually kills you,” said Wayne Lemieux, who lives nearby. Tired of seeing this shady street with ambiguous markings, they reached out to the city and found out how to get them gone. Ranging in cost from $20 to $150, red and white stripes outside residential residential streets are a notorious ticket trap. They can be placed in the street before the end of winter so they’re visible from mid-June until the spring thaw, officials explained. View As: One Page Slides
Canada’s parking team told the This is Toronto’s parking team told the Toronto Sun that it removes the signs where drivers think they belong in a short term and substitutes two alternating yellow lines. City manager Danny Calabrese told CBC they remove new ones where a city consultant agrees the switch should be made.