Residents in an Asheville neighborhood have concerns about safety involving a new on-street parking policy. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the new staggered parking policy on Fairfax Avenue was implemented in efforts to slow the traffic down in the residential area. At least one resident is worried that the staggered parking will slow down first responders who may have difficulty navigating swiftly through the street.
This type of parking, where vehicles are staggered on both sides off the street, is reportedly going to calm traffic speeds in the area. Joey Robinson, with Planning and Multimodal Transportation, reported that these types of initiates are coordinated with the local fire department prior to implementation.