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Council talks allowing angled parking in Calgary cul de sacs

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It’s an issue that had blood boiling last fall, when hundreds of Calgary motorists were ticketed.

City council will talk about angled parking in cul de sacs Monday.

Councillor Shane Keating has filed a motion to look into legalizing the practice in certain neighbourhoods, after a number of concerned citizens called his office.

The current by-law says drivers must park parallel to the curb.

“The residents in the cul de sac would be able to get a petition similar to a local improvement — you have to have a certain percentage. They’d present it to the city (and) then the city would go out and evaluate whether or not it fits,” Keating said.

Costs for new infrastructure, like signs and line-painting, would fall on the community where the angled parking is approved.