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Back-in, Angled Parking Pilot

On Bannatyne Avenue between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive

Back-in, Angled Parking

The City of Winnipeg is exploring ways to increase available on-street parking in the Exchange District. A pilot project, beginning on Monday, July 24, 2017, will test back-in, angled parking on the south side of Bannatyne Avenue between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive. In order to accommodate the trial parking configuration, this section of Bannatyne Avenue will be converted to one-way in the westbound direction for the duration of the pilot. Angled parking on the south side of Bannatyne Avenue will increase the parking capacity by adding 10 additional back-in, angled stalls. We anticipate the pilot lasting approximately 8 months.

How to park in a back-in, angled stall. Watch the video.

  1. Find an open stall and signal to let others know you intend to park.
  2. Drive just past the stall and stop.
  3. Reverse into the space, using your side mirrors to view the lines.

Engage

During this pilot project, we want to hear about your experiences with back-in, angled parking and other changes on Bannatyne Avenue between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive.

For further information or to provide your feedback please contact pilotproject@winnipeg.ca or contact 311.

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Back-in, Angled Parking Pilot timeline

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Background

On September 28, 2016, Council directed the Winnipeg Public Service to explore innovative on-street parking solutions for the Exchange District with the aim of increasing the available number of on street parking spots.

A pilot back-in, angled parking pilot project is planned for Bannatyne Avenue between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive. In order to install the angled parking, the street must be adjusted from a two-way street to a one-way street in the westbound direction. Angled parking on the south side of Bannatyne Avenue will increase the parking capacity by adding 10 additional back-in, angled stalls.

What’s changing?
  1. Line painting of stalls will change on-street parallel parking spaces to back-in, angled parking stalls.
  2. Increasing on-street parking on the south side of Bannatyne Avenue by 10 with back-in, angled stalls.
  3. Bannatyne Avenue between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive will become one-way in the westbound direction.
  4. Planters will be placed to signify closure of the entrance to the roundabout on Waterfront Drive from Bannatyne Avenue.
Angled Parking Changes Map

As part of the pilot project, feedback will be gathered from stakeholders and the public including local area businesses, residents, street parking users and those traveling through the area to determine the effectiveness of the change and to determine the feasibility of making further angled parking adjustments elsewhere in the city.

It is anticipated the Public Service will report back to Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works in the fall of 2017 regarding the findings of this pilot project and will continue to test through the winter.

Documents

Document Name Date Type
Pilot Notification 2017-07-18 Community Letter
Pilot Signage 2017-07-24 Advertisement
City launches back-in, angled parking pilot on Bannatyne Avenue to increase parking spaces in the Exchange District 2017-07-21 News release

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the purpose of the pilot project?

During the pilot project feedback will be gathered from area businesses, residents, stakeholder groups, and the public to determine the effectiveness of the change to angled parking and ease of use. This information will be used to determine the feasibility of making further angled parking adjustments in other locations around the city.

City staff will also monitor traffic flows, maintenance issues, parking guideline compliance, and overall operation of the pilot project site.

How long will the pilot project continue?

The pilot project will commence this summer and continue throughout the winter months to fully test the design in terms of winter snow clearing and maintenance.

How can I provide feedback on the new angled parking?

An online survey will be available on pilot project web page starting on July 24, 2017. Those wishing to provide feedback can also contact the city via email to pilotproject@winnipeg.ca and 311

What will happen if I park my vehicle incorrectly in the new angled parking stalls?

These new back-in, angled parking stalls require vehicles to back-in. If a vehicle parks incorrectly such as driving straight into the stall instead of backing in, a penalty notice in the amount of $70.00 or a warning may be issued.

Will parking time restrictions be changed?

No.

Do I have to pay for parking in the stalls being tested as part of the pilot project?

Yes. The new back-in, angled parking stalls on the south side of Bannatyne Avenue between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive are similar to other paid parking stalls in the city. Motorists parking in the back-in, angled parking stalls will require a parking receipt from a parking pay station or payment through the PayByPhone app.

Why are motorists required to back into the angled parking stalls?

Back-in parking is an emerging best practice that is being proposed in many U.S. Cities. According to the Institute of Transportation Engineers (Traffic Engineering Handbook 7th Edition) back-in, angled parking is safer for all parties, because the driver or the automobile has visibility of street traffic far sooner, particularly if parked adjacent to an SUV. Backing in also makes it safer for people accessing the trunk or cargo area of their vehicle.

Why does Bannatyne have to be made into a one-way street in this section?

Back-in, angled parking can allow for additional parking spots to be added but requires more room for the angled vehicle as well as more room to maneuver in and out of the parking spot. With the back-in, angled parking there is only space for one traffic lane on Bannatyne.

I am a business owner. How will this affect my business?

The City frequently hears from Exchange businesses that more parking is needed in the area. Feedback From local businesses will be important in determining the success of the pilot project. We encourage businesses to contact the project team about what they are experiencing as a result of the pilot project.

What will happen to the entrance to the roundabout on Waterfront Drive from Bannatyne Ave?

The eastbound entrance to the roundabout will be temporary blocked off with planters. If this project is received there will be opportunity to provide permanent improvements.

Are any changes being made to the cycling lane at this time?

No changes will be made to the existing bike lane. This project does not prevent any future improvements to upgrade the bike lanes to protected bike lanes. Our focus at this time will be on collecting feedback on the pilot parking project.

What are the costs associated with the pilot project?

There are minimal costs associated with this project.

What will determine if the City keeps the back-in, angled parking on Bannatyne Ave?

A number of factors will determine if the back-in, angled parking is successful enough to make permanent.

Maps

Angled Park map before and after

  1. Line painting of stalls will change on-street parallel parking spaces to back-in, angled parking stalls.
  2. Increasing on-street parking on the south side of Bannatyne Avenue by 10 with back-in, angled stalls.
  3. Bannatyne Avenue between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive will become one-way in the westbound direction.
  4. Planters will be placed to signify closure of the entrance to the roundabout on Waterfront Drive from Bannatyne Avenue.

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Last update: July 17, 2017