I am interested in any thoughts regarding a complete redesign of a small town main street parking redesign. The current parking layout is angled in front of all shops and restaurants. The current design allows for very little sidewalk area and is limiting the possibility for cafe areas and sandwich board signs. My idea is to recreate the main street area by replacing the angled parking with parallel parking, and urging more visitor parking behind the stores. Here are my questions:
1. Is it feasible or desirable to replace angled parking with parallel parking
2. How will parallel parking negatively impact main street traffic
3. Are there any other alternatives that have worked in other areas
I know that the question is complex and I have not given all of the variables, but any comments, concerns, or suggestions would be much appreciated.