Reverse-angle parking to begin on East Main Street in Troy

Reverse-angle parking to begin on East Main Street in Troy

TROY — Troy Street Department will convert parking along two blocks of East Main Street to reverse-angle parking on July 26 as part of this summer’s reverse-angle pilot parking study.

The study began with the implementation of reverse-angle parking on North Short Street.

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Reverse-angle parking requires the driver to back in with the back of their vehicle toward the curb.

“Angle-in” parking allows for better visibility for motorists, as drivers pull forward instead of reversing to exit the parking space. It may also allow for additional parking spaces downtown.

The city of Troy was awarded safety funds by the Ohio Department of Transportation to implement safety countermeasures in the downtown area.

Reverse-angle parking is one safety measure being trialed. The change may not be permanent.