This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 30/07/2018.
Why these huge white lines have appeared in Croydon town centre
The lines appeared on North End last week.
You might have noticed a not-so-subtle addition to the town centre’s street scene recently.
A pair of eye-catching bright white lines appeared overnight on July 26 along the entire length of Croydon’s main pedestrianised shopping street North End.
But what purpose do they serve?
Croydon Council has revealed the lines have been installed so pedestrians, as well as “vulnerable road users” can move along North End without obstructions from advertising boards.
The lines, which have been painted alongside the drainage channels provide a clearly marked out area which will be free of the boards, says the council.
A spokesman for Croydon Council told the Advertiser: “The white lines provide a clear boundary to enable pedestrians and more vulnerable road users to move along North End without any obstructions from advertising boards.
“The lining clearly marks the area closest to the shops, which will be clear of advertising boards.”