Parking Improvements Coming to East Chocolate Avenue

Back-in angled parking is coming to Downtown Hershey! Traveling westbound on Chocolate Avenue near 11 East Chocolate Avenue, future home of MeltSpa by Hershey,  travelers will soon notice a new option for parking in this area. Back-in angled parking parking requires motorists to signal prior to the space, stop just past the space, and then slowly back in until the vehicle reaches the curb. In conjunction with this improvement, the private driveway adjacent to 11 East Chocolate Avenue will be converted to one-way out.

Back-in angled parking offers several benefits to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. It eliminates the difficulty of backing into traffic that is present with pull-in angled parking, provides motorists with better vision of bicyclists, pedestrians, and other vehicles, and also improves safety when loading and unloading cargo and helping children in and out of car seats. With back-in angled parking, open car doors direct young children back to a point of safety rather than out into the street.

Check out the following instructional videos and examples of how back-in angled parking is working in other communities:

Instructions for parking in a back-in angled parking space

Link to a video providing background information on back-in angled parking

Angled Parking Example: