Signs in North London telling women to "walk along this side of the road only" have been taken down, with a local councillor describing them "unacceptable".
A spokesperson for Hackney council told the Evening Standard: "As soon as the signs were brought to the Council's attention they were removed."
The signs had been left up following a religious parade among local Orthodox Jews.
Stamford Hill is home to one of London's largest populations of orthodox Jews, who are discouraged from touching members of the opposite sex other than those they are closely related to (or married to).
As the Torah Procession involved dancing, the signs were intended to prevent unplanned physical contact, according to the local branch of Shomrim, a Jewish voluntary organisation that works with the police to mount neighbourhood patrols.
The signs - which did not explain they were for a one-off event - prompted concern from some locals.
Rosemary Sales, the council member for Stamford Hill West, told the Standard that it was "quite unacceptable to try to restrict women's movements in a public place".
A police spokesman told the Standard that they had spoken with the parade organisers about the signs, who had agreed to remove them more quickly next year, and write them only in Hebrew to reduce the potential for misinterpretation.