I didn’t think I would ever end up posting such boring photos but they do make a point. The photos are of the junctions to the north of Dartmouth Road. There is a major difference in the length of the double yellow lines, one is about .5 of a metre after the crossing paviours where loads of children from the 2 schools and families going to the pools cross on Thorpewood Avenue and the other which is 5m is on Derby Hill where there aren’t as many kids crossing and where you get less cars turning in.
The double yellows on TA are followed by single yellows but as we know from Dartmouth Road, single yellows are a complete waste of time in preventing people parking. Thorpewood Avenue has very high traffic levels and at times cars racing down between the parked cars outside the library and school so they don’t get trapped as there isn’t enough room for 2 cars to pass. You need to step out in the road to see past the cars/vans to cross.