Oceanside CA— The City of Oceanside recently reconstructed a 4-block section of Mission Avenue in the downtown area, which now provides for all modes of transportation. Mission Avenue has been transformed from a four-lane two-way street to a two-lane one-way street (westbound), which includes wider sidewalks, new bus stop boarding areas, and a safer bicycle travel area. As part of the award-winning project, the City also installed reverse angle parking. To help drivers better understand on how to park in a reverse angle spot, the City has created this video:
Reverse angle parking was implemented to provide a safer environment for our bicycle users. Now, when vehicles pull-out of the diagonal stall, a driver has a much better line-of-sight of a bicyclist traveling on Mission Avenue. Other advantages of reverse angle parking include improved safety for children entering and exiting a parked vehicle, safer area to load and unload goods from the trunk of the vehicle (on the sidewalk instead of in the road), and providing enhanced traffic calming.