Did You Know? Back-In Angled Parking Is Required on 10th Avenue

May 07, 2018

Back-in Angled Parking Increases Safety for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

With the goal of reducing the number of parking violations, EasyPark has developed the “Did You Know?” educational campaign. The topics for this educational series stem from research into the most common causes for parking citations. During the month of May, EasyPark’s “Did You Know” will cover back-in angled parking on 10th Avenue in downtown Anchorage. 

During 2017, the City of Anchorage created the first bike boulevard located on 10th Avenue in downtown Anchorage. Due to the reconfiguration of 10th Avenue, safer street parking was necessary to adopt the addition of bicyclists on street and back-in angled parking was the solution. 

“There are many benefits to back-in angle parking,” Parking Director, Brian Borguno said.  “For the driver, pulling out of a space allows for better visibility to oncoming traffic. Bicyclists are more visible to drivers pulling out of the back-in angle spaces. Loading and unloading become safer since all car doors (including the trunk) now open to the sidewalk instead of towards the street.” 

For those parking on 10th Avenue, back-in angled parking is required from A-P Street on 10th Avenue. To get more information about parking in downtown Anchorage, email EasyPark at [email protected], or call us at 276-7275 or 297-4471 (after hours). 

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About EasyPark

EasyPark is the brand name of the parking services operated by Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA). ACDA is a public corporate authority for the Municipality of Anchorage. ACDA's parking division, EasyPark, manages more than 6,000 parking spaces in downtown Anchorage.

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