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December 15, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Parking space border lines

ColorbordersparkingStefan Bucher submits a picture of a parking lot in Zurich, Switzerland:

How am I supposed to know which color marks the right borders for a parking space?

Blue, yellow, white or red?


It's the grey lines.

Posted by: Joe at December 15, 2006 12:07 AM

I see how that could be confusing, but isn't the black car parked in the yellow spot?

Are the red lines for compact cars then? =)

Posted by: Joe at December 15, 2006 12:08 AM

Oh wait, that's a blue car...

Posted by: Joe at December 15, 2006 12:09 AM


And second.

and third...

and fourth......

Posted by: Joe at December 15, 2006 12:10 AM

The blue car seems to be a Volkswagon Golf, which is really compact by most standards. The yellow lines determine the sides of the parking space, and the squares with red, yellow, and blue say where your wheels should go, at least that is what the Golf driver did...

But its broken...really broken

Posted by: dahobo at December 15, 2006 12:20 AM

What Kind of Sick Twisted Monster Could Have Painted Such a Thing!?!

Posted by: Cameron at December 15, 2006 09:26 AM

Someone had some extra paint and extra time to meet the budget?

Posted by: goUseIt at December 15, 2006 12:37 PM

This is the parking garage at the Mondrian Museum.

Posted by: mmcwatters at December 15, 2006 02:05 PM

Park anywhere you want. My theory is that:

Yellow lines are for big cars

Red lines for bicycles or motorcycles.

Don't know what the other lines are for.

Posted by: Gabriel J. Smolnycki at December 15, 2006 04:54 PM

My theory is that somewhere in the rulebook, it says they have to repaint the stripes on the parking lot once a year. Rather than trying to strip the old paint or take the care to paint over it, they simply decided to slap down a new color every year and tell everyone "This year, park between the yellow stripes!" Which means that if this trend continues, they will eventually have the world's first and only plaid parking lot.

Posted by: SilvorMoon at December 16, 2006 11:18 AM

Yeah, Joe. REALLY compact cars.

Posted by: st33med at December 16, 2006 08:24 PM

The paint has nothing to do with the parking spaces. At night, when the garage closes and all the cars are gone, local teams use the place as a flutney to play 43-man squamish.

Posted by: henrybowmanaz at December 19, 2006 02:33 AM

It is the yellow one, because the other lines you can't park there because the wall is in the way.

Posted by: zzo38 at February 11, 2007 10:02 AM

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