For the 20 years, a New Zealander has taken road traffic into his own hands. Russell Taylor painted yellow no-parking outside his house. Mr Taylor said the for his actions was to improve traffic in his neighborhood. He also wanted to protest against gentrification. Taylor painted the yellow lines after becoming fed up with Wellington Council's lack of in residents' complaints about road safety. He explained that he had seen accidents and near-collisions on his street. He said his have made the road safer.
Wellington City Council said it knew about the road and that they would remove them. It pointed out that it was to install "fake traffic ," such as Taylor's painted lines. It said: "We're of…complaints about parking…and that the fire service had trouble getting to a fire there in the past year because of parked ." It also said it would be meeting people to discuss the of no parking signs. The added that Mr Taylor would not be prosecuted for his road . It said: "We would rather not pick an fight."