I have a small predicament and was hoping someone may have some good advice.

I have just put my new dryer in the laundry room. When I put it in position, I ran into a problem with there not being much room for the dryer.

The width I am given is 5 feet. The dryer takes up 2'10" feet. This does not leave much room at all when I have to add the 4" vent duct on the back. The dryer vent in the wall is 4 feet high and the vent on the dryer is 4" high.

After all of the above confusing details, my question is the following. Are there any options for smaller duct (might be safety issue) or will my best option be to create another dryer vent hole in the wall at the same level as the dryer's vent?