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Ho-hum: No end to parking saga

Written April 19th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The same old story, it seems: As this Wednesday photo illustrates, backing into those angled spaces on Second Avenue outside the Albany Post Office just is not intuitive enough for some drivers. This is not surprising. Based on a staff recommendation but without any public input, angled back-in parking was adopted by the advisory board […]


Back-in parking: A matter of inches

Written April 6th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

So how’s Albany’s new back-in angled parking working out? OK, I guess, but I’m getting a little worried about the new trees the city just paid to have planted.


Parking pattern: Reversing to the left

Written February 1st, 2017 by Hasso Hering

While we’re at the Albany Post Office, take a look at the novel — for Albany — parking pattern taking shape: Angled spaces on your left into which you will be expected to back up.


Back-in parking: Start practicing

Written December 5th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany drivers might want to start practicing how to back into a diagonal parking space on their left without hitting the vehicles on either side. If they plan on parking on the street outside the post office, they’ll need that skill starting some time next year.


CARA backs into angled parking

Written May 18th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Diagonal parking spaces are coming to one side of three streets around the Albany Post Office, and the city’s urban renewal advisory board decided Wednesday that the new spaces will be of the back-in type.


Angled parking: Long way off, if ever

Written June 21st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Don’t hold your breath for angled parking to come to the streets of downtown Albany. As I reported at the time, the idea got a fleeting mention during a meeting of the downtown urban renewal advisory committee on June 9. But that’s about all so far.


 
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