Could Southern Pines institute Back-In parking
Southern Pines is considering Back-In Parking if a demonstration project gets by the town council and proves successful. The Southern Pines Bicycle And Pedestrian Committee this week invited public comment on the suggestion. Some members of the business community are ardently against the idea. Tony Grausso owns Seagrove Candle Company. Grausso said he’s hesitant to even support a trial based on feedback he’s getting from customers and fellow merchants. Jane Rhodes, who owns A Framer’s Cottage on Broad Street, says she feels back-in parking would put her out of Business. If a demonstration project is approved, it will likely be along the 200 block of North West Broad Street. Charlotte and Cary are the only municipalities in North Carolina which have back-in angle parking on several streets.