April 11, 2021

Reverse angle parking

INTRO / SUMMARY

Back-in angle parking combines the benefits of angle parking with those of bcak-in parking.

Watch this article as a video

I've previously advocated for angled parking spots rather than ones at 90 degrees (Hospital Entrances & The Patient Experience - May 10, 2016).


This post discusses a relatively new parking spot design that combines my recent obsession with back-in parking with the previous benefits of angled parking: it's called back-in angle parking or reverse angle parking.


Review the image below to see how this type of parking works. The video happens to also be from my hometown of Winnipeg.



I was curious to see the space difference required for 90-degree parking layouts vs angled parking. This parking plan demonstrates that 60-degree angled parking with a one-way driving aisle requires only slightly more space than the regular 90-degree layout.

Graphic from https://www.nationwideconsultingllc.com/parking-space-design/


References

https://www.hobokennj.gov/resources/reverse-angle-parking


https://apps.mpi.mb.ca/comms/drivershandbook/reverse-angle-parking.html


Geotab: Why reverse parking is safer
https://www.geotab.com/blog/reverse-parking/


Debate.org: Reverse-angle parking is better than head-in angled parking on streets
https://www.debate.org/debates/Reverse-angle-parking-is-better-than-head-in-angled-parking-on-streets./1/

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