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Reverse-Angle Parking Coming to Davidson
Learn the Three Easy Steps for this Style of Parking 

As part of a larger effort to promote safety and provide more on-street parking spaces within town limits, the developer is installing 23 reverse-angle parking spaces in front of the Linden apartments on Jetton Street (between the Exxon Station and Gethsemane Baptist Church). 

Municipalities within Mecklenburg County and across the nation have had great success in implementing reverse-angle parking spaces. These spaces help improve driver visibility and calm traffic. They also make it safer for people to load/unload their vehicles. 

Reverse angle parking spaces can be best utilized by following three steps:
1.Signal your intention to park
2. Pull forward, then stop beyond the space
3. Back in

When backing into a space, it is highly recommended that drivers use their side mirrors. Following these recommendations (illustrated below) will ensure the safety of all Davidson citizens. 

back-angled parking

We recommend that you watch this VIDEO for details.
 
Drivers may not park head-in to these spaces. Much like parallel parking, drivers that are not parking should be patient with cars that have stopped to back into a parking space, providing sufficient space for the vehicle to park.
 
“Engineering studies show reverse-angle parking is safer for drivers and passengers, including children,” said Planning Director Jason Burdette. “It also offers better visibility when leaving the space. Once drivers get used to this style of parking, we think they’ll see the benefits.”
 
Please contact Planning Director Jason Burdette with any questions at 704-940-9621 or jburdette@townofdavidson.org.
 
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