The DPW is looking into more reverse-angle parking downtown in locations such as Clinton Street (from Jefferson to Taylor Street) and East Onondaga (from State to Montgomery Street) in the near future. It works pretty well on one way streets such as between The Mission Restaurant and the County Courthouse on Jefferson Street, and also, alongside the New City Courthouse.
The task of painting the lines on the road and putting up signs with parking instructions cost a few hundred dollars, O'Connor said.
The spaces should also be safer for Syracuse's biker population, since bike lanes will be in front of drivers as they pull out instead of on the side as they are now for parallel parking. This avoids the danger of a door opening into the bike lane.
According to O'Connor, soon pulling head-first into the spaces will be a ticket-able offense.
To contact the DPW for questions about Syracuse city parking call: 448-CITY or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.