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Re: Reverse Angle or Back-in Parking

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avatar Reverse Angle or Back-in Parking
August 26, 2009 03:20PM
(I think this falls under into the miscellaneous travel topics category or the "small town pothole report" category)

This is probably one of those things only an engineer can appreciate. It reminds me of the change to charging toll on one direction of the bridge-- why didn't we think of that before? Reverse angle parking improves visibility for those pulling out angle parking and possibly reduces obstruction of the street. Couple of cities in California have this arrangement. First I have heard of this in Montana.



http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_8dcc8150-91fd-11de-bdd0-001cc4c002e0.html


reverse-angle parking info
http://lda.ucdavis.edu/LDA191/Course%20Handouts%20&%20Readings/05-Back_in_Diagonal_Parking.pdf


We are thinking of getting some of those new-fangled three color stoplights also.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Reverse Angle or Back-in Parking
August 26, 2009 03:25PM
Beats parallel parking!
avatar Re: Reverse Angle or Back-in Parking
August 26, 2009 03:28PM
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Vince
Beats parallel parking!

Just about anything would be parallel parking a Bronco.
avatar Re: Reverse Angle or Back-in Parking
August 26, 2009 04:24PM
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Frank Furter
We are thinking of getting some of those new-fangled three color stoplights also.

What color are the three lamps on the current ones?
avatar Re: Reverse Angle or Back-in Parking
August 26, 2009 04:31PM
Traffic lights with three colors???
Actually, there is a town in Montana (Phillipsburg in Granite county) that boasts having the only stoplight in the county-- and it only is a flashing red light!



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Reverse Angle or Back-in Parking
August 26, 2009 04:54PM
Actually, the Bronco is very easy to parallel park, much more so than the Mustang, which has a really terrible turning radius and bad brakes.
avatar Re: Reverse Angle or Back-in Parking
August 27, 2009 01:27PM
Vince,

I thought the bronco died. Apparently it was not terminal.

Jim
avatar Re: Reverse Angle or Back-in Parking
August 27, 2009 02:16PM
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tomdisco
I thought the bronco died.


It did... but it got better.
[Credit to Hawkeye Pierce, MASH 4077]
avatar Re: Reverse Angle or Back-in Parking
August 27, 2009 04:42PM
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szalkowski
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tomdisco
I thought the bronco died.


It did... but it got better.
[Credit to Hawkeye Pierce, MASH 4077]

I didn't know Hawkeye Pierce repaired trucks, just stole them. Remember in the original movie when Hawkeye leaves, the camp CO asks Radar if Hawkeye just stole that jeep he left in. Radar said, "No sir, that's the same one he arrived in".

Jim
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