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Provide Angle Parking Where Warranted

Angle parking is a great tool for using up excess pavement
  • Jeff Speck
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Abstract

ONCE A STAPLE OF AMERICAN MAIN STREETS, angle parking is making a comeback. In many cities, it was converted to parallel parking in order to increase the number of driving lanes, to speed up traffic. Now that many streets are being right-sized to meet true travel demand, and lanes are being narrowed to safer widths, extra pavement is becoming available for better use. In some cases, that use is bike or transit lanes; in others it is to increase the supply of parking. If a street already has parallel parking on both flanks, the next step to adding more parking is to convert one or both flanks to an angled configuration.

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