Quality parking lots can make or break your commercial facility, government building, or any other spot that has a consistent amount of vehicle traffic every day. While redesigning an old parking garage or lot or building brand new ones, keeping the end-user in mind is crucial for success. Determining how your lot will be used, what it’ll be used for, and which types of amenities are important are all required for creating parking that works for everybody involved. Read on for a few parking lot design elements that any type of parking lot must take into consideration before the building process can truly begin.
Space and Size
Determining when your lot will be used and just how many people will use it while balancing that against how much space you’ve got available to build in is a top priority. A few industries even have code requirements for parking lots, which are reflective of the available square footage of the parking lot, where others are based on the amount of employees and how many visitors usually need parking spots.
Seamless and Flowing Design
Ideally, you will want to use the usual shapes, like rectangles, that incorporate two-lane designs. This will allow for traffic to flow through smoothly, although this is not always feasible. Traffic signage is required to direct pedestrians and drivers alike and could even work as a type of security measure. Signs should be placed in a way that works with the flow of traffic and not against it.
Correct Security Measures
No matter what your parking lot is for, whether it is for law enforcement, an airport, or a government building, you will need to think about security extensively. This could be something as basic as a booth staffed by a security guard or your usual CCTV system, but depending on what your facility is used for, more adequate approaches might be required. There are various vehicle inspection technologies available these days, so if security is a top priority, consider looking into some of Gatekeeper’s under vehicle scanning technology to give you peace of mind.
Landscaping should be used to help create much better aesthetics and work as a barrier too. Thick hedges and bushes could help keep out any suspicious eyes, and it can go a long way in keeping any neighboring buildings and businesses from dealing with the glare that comes off any vehicles.
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