Diagonal Parking

Device name(s): Diagonal Parking

Approximate Cost: $8 per stall

Definition: Diagonal  parking   is  used  to  increase  the supply of available on-street parking spaces. Installing angle parking requires the travel lanes to be narrowed, which generally results in slower speeds as motorists anticipate vehicles pulling out of the parking spaces.

Fast Facts:

  • Can be used on Local Street- no
  • Can be used on Collector- yes
  • Can be used on Arterial- possible
  • Reduces Speed- yes
  • Reduces Volume- no
  • Noise Impact- no
  • Restricts Access- no
  • Bicyclist Impact- yes
  • Transit Impact- no
  • Parking Impact- yes
  • Emergency Response Impact- no

Advantages:

  • effective in reducing speeds
  • no impact to emergency response times
  • provide additional parking spaces

Disadvantages:

  • increases regular maintenance
  • must meet street width requirements
  • impact to bicyclists

Diagonal Parking

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