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The photo looks cool enough.
In theory --eh-- I guess it's OK.
In reality ... I am positive this will/would be a complete nightmare. The whole thing makes no sense, at least none to me.
makes no sense to me...Most people shopping in down town do not purchase enough to put it in the trunk of their car....
I do not like the front in system in place today. I have to use reflections from store windows to see if it is clear to pull out into traffic. With the new system I will be able to see traffic entering and exiting a space.
I don't think the changeover will be too difficult to master, and it will make exiting much safer and easier, with direct visibility to oncoming traffic, instead of having to back out more or less blindly, especially when there are large vehicles parked alongside. I really don't see any downside to the change.
Sure, If you can actually back a car...
One way or the other, you will be backing your car, either into traffic, or toward a tree.
The only issue I see is if the driver behind you won't give you the space to back in.
I am surprised the businesses agreed to this new parking scheme, considering it will effect their business. If parking becomes a hassle why go downtown at all there are plenty of other places that provides ample parking without the hassle. Why change for the bicyclist who probably are not buying anything more than an ice cream cone or less?
If the folks don't want it then it will go through like other surveys I have done on The Pilot no one listens to the majority. I have seen very few cyclists downtown S.P. so where does this issue come into play. Yes I will agree all the SUVs make it difficult for a smaller car to back out of a parking space. Most folks are kind and allow the person to continue backing up but there are always the few who blare their horns and keep on trucking. I know I can back up and park a car, but there may be many with limited sight who will have problems, not to mention it is easier to see the front of the car near a bush or curb then the tail of a car up agains bushes and other obstacles.
I think it will be good, because it is hard to back out of spaces on Broad St. (can't see or people won't let you out)
The senior citizens have a hard enough time "pulling in" parking They'll cause more accidents backing in!!
I have never been anywhere where this has been done. Most people are already confused with the yield signs at every crossing and now we'll have back in parking. Southern Pines will have to win an award for being the most confusing town in the country.
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