Road users were left baffled by a roundabout that council contractors had re-painted with the arrows pointing in the wrong direction.
The roundabout at the Oakfield Road and Stapleton Hall Road junction in Crouch end has been ridiculed on social media, with cyclists saying Haringey Council was taking the term 'going Dutch' too literally and calling it the "wrong-way roundabout".
A Haringey Council spokesman said "This mistake by our contractors Ringway Jacobs will be rectified as soon as possible at their expense.
"Temporary action has been taken at the roundabout to avoid confusion."
But Green Party politician baroness Jenny Jones said "You just can't afford to get this stuff wrong, or people will end up injured.
"London is full of badly designed roads, dangerous junctions and rubbish cycle lanes, so we could really do without silly mistakes making things even worse."