THE number of parking spots in one of the busiest blocks in Peisley Street will double when Orange City Council changes the parking from parallel to 45-degree angle.
New signs were installed this week on the eastern side of Peisley Street, between Summer and Kite streets.
Previously, a parallel parking zone was in place south of Roberts Bakery up to Kite Street.
Now cars will at 45 degrees to the kerb for the length of the block, excluding two parallel parking spaces at either end of the block and one disabled parking space alongside Roberts Bakery.
Instead of nine parallel car-parking spaces, the angle-parking will enable about 20 cars to park on the eastern side of the road.
The change came about after the median strip in the middle of road was re-aligned during recent road works.
The re-alignment delivered more space on the eastern side of the road, as well as four lanes of traffic.
While the new signs are already in place, council spokesman Allan Reeder said drivers would be given time to get used to the changed zone before parking inspectors began to enforce the new arrangements.