Still not completely catching on, is it, this required back-in parking on the left side of one-way Second Avenue on the south side of the post office.
There’s been plenty of publicity about the city of Albany’s experiment with back-in angled parking on the left side of a one way street. (This side, the left one, is where this configuration of angled back-in parking is not generally recommended. It’s not recommended because on the left side of a one-way street, the main advantage of back-in angled parking — that you can see oncoming traffic more easily before pulling out — does not generally exist, especially if if all the spaces are full.)
In any case, as we can see here, visitors to the post office do not necessarily follow the signs that say “back-in parking only.” That may be because in compact cars with a short turning radius, it’s just as easy to turn briefly to the right and then swoop left into one of the spaces nose first.
Why keep coming back to this phenomenon? Because it is kind of entertaining to watch. (My threshold for entertainment is pretty low.)
How long will it take before this novel, for Albany, parking layout becomes routine? It’s been about a year so far. How much longer will it be before this parking requirement is either universally observed … or reversed. (hh)