Gap Fill - Parking Restrictions - Level 6


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A in New Zealand has taken road traffic into his own hands. For the 20 years, Russell Taylor has been illegally painting yellow parking-restriction lines on the outside his house. Mr Taylor told the BBC news agency that the for his actions was to improve traffic safety in his neighborhood in the , Wellington. He also wanted to protest against gentrification. Mr Taylor said he painted the yellow lines after becoming fed up with the local council's lack of in following up residents' complaints about road safety. He explained that he had seen accidents and near-collisions on his street and that his actions have made the road safer.

Wellington City Council confirmed it was of the road markings and that they would be removed. It pointed out that it was illegal to install " traffic devices," such as Taylor's homemade yellow . It said: "We're aware of problems and about parking in Holloway Road, and that the fire service had trouble getting to a house there in the past year because of parked ." It also said it would be meeting to discuss the idea of installing no parking . The council added that Mr Taylor would not be prosecuted for his illegal road . It said: "Given the glorious and healthy history of civic activism in Holloway Road, we would rather not pick an fight."

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