Greenfield Avenue Upgrades: What Do You Think?

Upgrades to the bicycle-frequented San Anselmo road include new shared-lane markings for bikes and new diagonal parking spaces for vehicles.


San Anselmo town officials are experimenting with reverse-angle parking, and they want to know what you think of it. 

new diagonal parking spaces are part of the recent upgrades crews made to Greenfield Avenue near the hub.

This summer part of Greenfield was repaved and bright-green bicycle shared-lane “sharrow” markings were installed. Also, crews extended the curb out near the Greenfield Avenue and Lincoln Park intersection. 

If you’re wondering how reverse-angle parking works, here is Stutsman’s description: 

“Instead of pulling into the parking spot, cars back into their spots by pulling past the open spot and then reversing into it.”

Benefits, include:

  • Improved visibility and increased field of vision
  • Decreased collisions
  • Improved safety for children and cyclists
  • Improved loading and unloading
  • Improved handicapped parking
  • Increased space
  • Traffic calming 

At the Sept. 25 San Anselmo Town Council meeting, Mayor Tom McInerney thanked the town staff for making the upgrades, which will benefit both the merchants on the street and cyclists, he said. “I think the staff came up with a great solution.” 

What do you think of all the upgrades?

Do you think the town should also install the reverse angle parking at the east end of Greenfield Avenue next summer?

Tell us below in the comments!


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John Ferguson September 26, 2012 at 08:23 PM
The reverse parking spots and lime green sharrows are kinda weird but acceptable. The real benefit is fresh pavement! Thanks San Anselmo!!


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