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I feel it is time the city ends its experiment with parking at the post office. Having to back into the parking spaces is so, so wrong; let me tell you why.

First of all, having to stop on the street in order to back up stops traffic behind you. Granted, there is not much traffic, but it still impacts those behind you. Second, it is not easy to back into a specific area for many people, and I would suspect there has already been scrapes, etc. I drove 18 wheelers for many years, and I can back my pickup up very easy, yet I dread going to the post office because of the parking. Additionally, the trees and signs are not far enough away from the curb: rear bumpers of pickups will hit them. Mine does.

If you remember, initially after the construction the contractor had to move the trees. I would much rather back out of the parking spot than back into it because you are already lined up straight from pulling into the parking space. All you have to do is make sure there is no traffic.

I could go on, but suffice to say, this "experiment" should end. I talked to post office employees to be sure they were not the ones who mandated the parking and they did not, yet they get an earful from customers.

Give them a break, quit taking your frustration out on them: Direct it to the city.

Dwight Wolfe

Albany (May 10)

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