July 10, 2009

‘No Parking Zone’ a red-painted fake

Residents of a Seattle neighborhood said they have discovered a section of curb that was painted red without a no parking sign was not the work of the city.

One resident said the red curb baffled the neighborhood for months until a parking enforcement officer revealed the truth, KOMO-TV, Seattle, reported Friday.

She told me its perfectly legal to park there, you won't get a ticket, the resident said.

Seattle officials said homemade no-parking zones are nothing new for the city.

Every other month we'll receive a complaint from a nearby business or resident that a no parking restriction has been created overnight and no one understands why, said Rick Sheridan of the Seattle Department of Transportation.