Angle Parking on 5th Boosts Stalls by 30%
Prince George, B.C. – The recent move to change the parking along 5th Avenue in downtown Prince George from parallel to angle, has resulted in a significant increase in the number of parking spaces available along that strip.The $105 thousand dollar project included painting sidewalk extensions (bulb outs) along 5th at the intersections from Vancouver to Queensway.
The painted version is a change from what had been constructed on 3rd and 4th Avenues in Prince George. Bulb-outs on those roads are concrete curbed
Bollards have been installed to make drivers more aware of the bulb outs, and enhancements such as benches and planters will be added to ensure drivers respect the painted bulb out area.
Before the conversion, there had been 132 parking spaces along this stretch of 5th Avenue. The switch to angle parking means there are now 173 parking spots, an increase of 30%. The change also increased the number of accessible parking spaces from 8 to 13.