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Milwaukee Street Back-In Angle Parking Modification Begins

Post Date:05/15/2018 3:31 p.m.

During the week of May 21, the City of Janesville Public Works Department will begin on-street parking reconfiguration on the south side of W. Milwaukee Street between Jackson and Franklin Streets.  The City will be initiating back-in angle parking in this section of the downtown.

There are many benefits to back-in angle parking including: increased parking capacity compared to parallel parking, clear sight lines when pulling out, protection for children because open doors direct children to sidewalk rather than into the street, better maneuverability, easy loading and unloading cargo from the back of vehicles, and more.

The concept of back-in angle parking is very similar to parallel parking and can be implemented using three steps:

  1. SIGNAL – Use your turn signal to show that you will be entering a parking stall (similar to parallel parking)
  2. STOP – Pull ahead of the stall that you intend to park within and stop your vehicle (similar to parallel parking)
  3. REVERSE – Back your vehicle up into the angled stall

Informational signs like the one below will be installed to inform drivers that these are back-in stalls.  The signs will help to educate and guide drivers about how to use back-in angle parking stalls.

Once the back-in angle parking is in place, the City will hold a 30-day comment period to collect feedback and reactions to the back-in angle parking. More details will be announced closer to the implementation date in May.

For questions please contact Senior Engineer Ahnaray Bizjak at bizjaka@ci.janesville.wi.us or (608) 755-3171.

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