Angled Parking


Angular on-street parking provides an efficient use of the road space by providing more parking spaces than traditional parallel parking by reducing the width of the travel lanes. Based on location, angled parking rotates vehicles between 30 and 90 degrees from the direction of travel. Localities can require use of head-on only or back-in only parking. Angled parking makes parking maneuvers easier for drivers as compared to parallel parking. Reductions in width of traffic lanes, especially when physical objects are brought closer to the outside edge of the travel lanes, can reduce driver speeds. Further, a row of parked cars provides a buffer between pedestrians on the sidewalk and moving vehicles. Of note, special consideration must be made for accessible spaces (ADA).


    Can change the perception and function of a street.

    Reduced operating speeds.

    Increased on-street parking capacity.

    Creates a buffer between the sidewalk and moving vehicles.

    Can reduce pedestrian crossing distances.


    Requires more consideration to improve visibility at crossings and intersections.

    Difficult to tell vehicle position in parking space.

    May impact bike lanes by creating conflict between cyclists and vehicles backing out.


    Downtown areas.

    Commercial areas.

    Mixed-use areas.

    Residential and Collector Streets.

    Areas with low bicycle usage.