Parking Stall Dimensions Typical parking space: 9 ft x 18 ft to 10 ft x 20 ft Compact/small car space: 8 ft x 16 ft (These are not always permitted by zoning or development codes) Standard handicapped parking space: 96 inches plus 60 inch access aisle
Parking Stall Dimensions
Typical parking space:
9 ft x 18 ft to 10 ft x 20 ft
Compact/small car space:
8 ft x 16 ft (These are not always permitted by zoning or development codes)
Standard handicapped parking space:
96 inches plus 60 inch access aisle
Van Accessible parking space:
96 inches plus 96 inch access aisle
Four basic layouts of parking
90° two-way lot
The smallest amount of wasted space (in corners and aisles) and is the most efficient
2. Angled one-way lot
Three usual variations: 60°, 45°, and 30° ranging from the
most efficient to the least efficient
3. Two-way angled parking lot
Desirable because of its easy ingress and egress
Most difficult for people to negotiate & the least efficient
The 90° two-way lot configuration has the smallest amount of wasted space (in corners and aisles) and is the most efficient.
Parking layouts less than 90° create two triangles of wasted area.
The angled one-way lot has three variations: 60° (the most efficient), 45° and 30° (the least efficient)
Angled one-way parking uses a narrower aisle width than any two-way system, and has advantages in situations where one-way systems are necessary or preferable
60 degree, one -way angled parking
45 degree, one -way angled parking
30 degree, one -way angled parking
Parallel parking is the most difficult for people to negotiate and the least efficient parking layout. Generally parallel parking should not be mixed with any other parking layout, because it creates chances for a collision as a driver backs out of a space
Single-loaded lots are a common parking strategy for limited or restricted sites and are very inefficient because of the larger-than-necessary isle widths that create a very low ratio of parked cars to paved area.
Single-loaded parking on a narrow lot
Bollard used to protect a building or limit access
Generally parking should be adjacent to a building unless it is important to avoid the intrusion of headlights.
Cars never have priority over people. The critical criterion is always the user's safety.
Accessible Handicapped Parking
Walking distances should be held to a minimum.
Locate so it is not necessary to cross a circulation drive
Accessible Handicapped Parking
All requirements were taken from the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for 4.6 Parking and Passenger Loading Zones. http://www.adaportal.org/Facility_Access/ADAAG/ADAAG_TOC.html4.1.2(5)(a)
Minimum Number of Spaces
Accessible parking spaces shall be at least 96 in wide. Parking access aisles shall be a minimum of 60 in wide and must be part of an accessible route to the building or facility entrance. Two accessible parking spaces may share a common access aisle. Parking spaces and access aisles shall be level with surface slopes not exceeding 1:50 (2%) in all directions.
Van Accessible Spaces
The space must be at least 96 in wide with an access isle that is also 96 in wide. 1 out of every 8 Accessible spaces needs to meet the “Van Accessible” requirements. If only 1 accessible space is provided, then it must meet the “van accessible” requirements.
1. Accessible route.
2. Accessible parking with van accessible parking space.
3. Accessible entrance
4. Accessible parking spaces.
Accessible Parking Spaces Showing Minimum Width of Vehicle Space and Access Aisle www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/chap7shelterchk.htm
At “van accessible” parking spaces, provide minimum vertical clearance of 98 in at the parking space and along at least one vehicle access route to such spaces from site entrance(s) and exit(s). Provide minimum vertical clearance of 114 in at accessible passenger loading zones and along at least one vehicle access route to such areas from site entrance(s) and exit(s).
Accessible parking spaces shall be designated as reserved by a sign showing the symbol of accessibility. Van accessible spaces shall have an additional sign "Van Accessible" mounted below the symbol of accessibility. Such signs shall be located so they cannot be obscured by a vehicle parked in the space.
Passenger Loading Zones
Passenger loading zones shall provide an access aisle at least 60 in wide and 20 ft (240 inches) long adjacent and parallel to the vehicle pull-up space. If there are curbs between the access aisle and the vehicle pull-up space, then an accessible curb ramp shall be provided. Vehicle standing spaces and access aisles shall be level with surface slopes not exceeding 1:50 (2%) in all directions.
1. Access aisle depth is at least 5 feet.
2. Access aisle length is at least 20 feet. 3.
3. Curb ramp connects the access aisle for the accessible drop-off area (which is at the level of the parking lot) to the accessible route to the accessible entrance.