Anlaby Road ‘Mario Kart’ saga continues as new super-sized ‘distracting’…

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Anlaby Road ‘Mario Kart’ saga continues as new super-sized ‘distracting’…

Anlaby Road ‘Mario Kart’ saga continues as new super-sized ‘distracting’ yellow arrows appear
2021-10-14 12:19:00
Even more new and “distracting” road markings have appeared on one of Hull's main roads causing confusion, speculation and even ridicule. The bright super-sized yellow arrows are the latest road and traffic marking additions on Anlaby Road and have been described as “crackpot”. They follow on from the new pavement and crossing markings laid over the weekend. Click here for the latest Anlaby Road news. Those were labelled 'Mario-Kart' markings and evoked a strong reaction from residents. But now even more have appeared near the pedestrian crossing. The yellow arrows that have gone up overnight on Anlaby Road in Hull. (Image: Facebook) On Wednesday on Hull Live's Traffic and Travel page drivers posted photos of the brand news signs which are fixed to the metal road barriers. Fixed on both sides of the road the yellow arrows arrives point in the direction of the pedestrian crossing. The latest additions have prompted a flurry of comments, with one person saying: “If you or me put these arrows up everywhere we'd be arrested for graffiti!” The yellow arrows point to the crossing on Anlaby Road, Hull. (Image: Facebook) Another reader described them as “ridiculous” while one motorist said, “This is now actually turned out to be Mario kart with the speed boost and arrows to know where you're going.” Another person asked: “Is this for real? Are we all living through a really bad You've Been Framed???!” A motorist added: “It's no use painting signs, the reason for which no-one knows or understands, and are not in the Highway Code.” The previous markings laid at the weekend have already angered many Facebook users, with one person asking if Hull City Council “truly question people's ability to walk in straight lines without bumping into each other'”. One user said: “Do they think that the general public are thick and need to be shepherded through the streets?” The new road markings on Anlaby Road. (Image: Gregory Ford) On Tuesday Hull City Council said the markings use behavioural science to ‘nudge’ more people to use them, and use them correctly. Councillor Dean Kirk, the portfolio holder for transport at Hull City Council, said: “We welcome the installation of the ‘nudge’ pedestrian crossings, and are pleased to be part of this innovative project which complements the council’s road safety strategy that was launched in March last year. “By working closely with the Road Safety Trust and Liverpool City Council, Hull will pl

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