Back-in Parking to Start in Oceanside

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    Things may look a bit backwards in Oceanside.

    Starting this week, Mission Avenue will have the county’s first- ever back-in-only parking spots as a way to make the thoroughfare safer and slow down the pace of traffic, city officials say.

    Drivers on Mission Avenue are already seeing the new signs this week showing the three-part way to park by backing in.

    The parking changes come after downtown Oceanside has had a makeover, creating one-way lanes on Mission Avenue.

    The reaction is mixed. Drivers who spoke to NBC 7 expressed concerns about the dangers of speeding traffic passing by as drivers are trying to back in. Others said it would simply take time to get used to.

    Those not comfortable with this reverse-angle parking can parallel park on the south side of the street. Still, San Diego County drivers may need to get used to this new mode of parking, as it’s part of the 25th Street renovation plan in Golden Hill.