Dear South Congress Improvement Project Stakeholder,
Safety and mobility improvements along the South Congress corridor, which began June 1, are quickly moving forward and will soon include conversion of parking to back-in angle parking. New parking striping is expected to begin July 5 pending any unforeseen delays.
Multiple outreach efforts will be made to ensure awareness throughout the community of the upcoming change to parking. Outreach efforts include:
- Notification to all local media outlets
- Electronic message boards both north and southbound to notify drivers of upcoming change to parking.
- Back-in angle parking signage will be placed along the street curb
- Beginning Wednesday, June 29, parking ambassadors will be present along South Congress in areas with back-in angle parking to distribute educational flyers on back-in angle parking.
- Once striping of back-in angle parking begins, parking ambassadors will help assist drivers in need of guidance while backing into parking spaces.
- Parking ambassadors will continue to distribute flyers and assist drivers for roughly 1 week depending on need.
Please note parking ambassadors will be wearing yellow vests and will be provided with a chair and umbrella to protect them from the heat. Ambassadors will be positioned along the sidewalks, 13 on either side of South Congress, for a total of 26 ambassadors during peak business hours.
During this rollout period, if you are a S. Congress business owner in an area with back-in angle parking and are interested in helping assist your customers by demonstrating back-in angle parking, we recommend parking 1 car in front of your business as a guide for other drivers.
Please note a grace period of at least one month will be given to all customers using back-in angle parking along South Congress. No citations will be written during this time. Educational brochures will continue to be placed on driver windshields for those who may have parked incorrectly.
If you have specific questions regarding back-in angle parking, or questions regarding the outreach process, please contact Leah Fillion or Ed Beaudet for immediate assistance.
Public Information Specialist