Originally Posted by windmill
Wait till the only spot you can find is on a one way street facing downhill on a 20% grade.......and cobble stone to boot.
Areas of downtown Seattle can be amusing on a big bike.
I suppose the best solution is to have a bike suitable, and suitably equipped for you and your riding environment. I also suspect a full time rider would have different requirements from a recreational rider.
I still don't see how the bike can't be backed in. Angled parking would have the opening to the parking spot facing uphill, right?