There's been a proposal around here to change the downtown parking scheme from parallel parking to angle parking, and it's gained some traction in the city council. Currently the downtown area is built around a pair of three-lane one-way streets with parallel parking on both sides. The proposed scheme would remove a lane, making these two-lane one-way streets with angle parking on the right (and parallel on the left). It is also supposed to help create around a five-foot buffer on both sides between traffic and parking.
This seems like a really bad idea for cyclists... especially the ones uncomfortable with taking lanes who'll probably try to ride down the buffer and be even more invisible to motorists who blindly back into traffic.
Anybody got any advice for shooting this sort of scheme down?