It’s been almost a year since back-in, on-street parking was installed along a downtown strip of Genesee Street in Auburn. The goal behind ditching front-angle parking was to cut the risk of accidents on the busy street. Some downtown business owners, though, feel as if they’re paying a toll for the new parking design.
In May of last year, C&S Companies, an engineering firm, informed the Auburn City Council that there had been 53 accidents on Genesee Street from 2011 to 2014. Fourteen of the accidents were directly related to front-angle parking, the firm said during a presentation on the city’s Genesee Street Paving Project.