The Process of Planning Parking Spaces
When we look at parking structures (such as parking garages and parking lots) as well as any parking space in our cities, we see something much different than parking engineers see when they look at the same things. The parking space that we view as a necessity and a possible source of frustration, they see as a combination of scientific principles and city by-laws that come together to form the fundamental element of the parking industry.
Different cities around the world have different restrictions and regulations on parking space dimensions that must be taken into account when planning a parking solution. This is why it is a very good idea to enlist the services of a professional parking engineer or a company that specializes in providing these services when planning a parking solution. Having a parking solution professional help plan the project helps to ensure:
Parking space requirements are as accurately estimated as possible
Proper permits are acquired on time
The best parking solution is selected based on requirements and expectations
All necessary details are included and nothing is forgotten
When it comes to estimating the required number of parking spaces, it is extremely important that the estimation is as accurate as possible. This helps to ensure that the parking spaces have maximum utilization giving the best return on investment.
Important Parking Factors
It is important to look at all the factors surrounding the parking requirements before choosing a parking solution. The biggest factor in choosing a parking solution is almost always the volume of vehicles that are expected to be parked at any given time and the amount of space available for parking. High volume solutions can include parking garages and parking lots, as well as exciting new parking systems that offer significant improvements over those older parking techniques.
In any circumstance where the total space available for the parking solution is limited, these new parking systems which rely on stacking vehicles vertically are a perfect option. These convenient and methodical alternatives to traditional parking solutions offer unmatched parking efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The average cost per parking space is greatly reduced as is the amount of space required for implementation. These benefits are so substantial that these systems greatly reduce the instances where the traditional parking methods are implemented.
The New Era of Parking
The traditional parking methods are slowly being phased out with the adoption of these new and innovative parking solutions. There are many different types of these automated parking solutions including:
Fully Automatic Parkers
The variations of the systems ensure that no matter what the parking requirements state, there is a system available that will more than adequately solve the issue. Most of the systems can also be further customized if required.
These systems make parking space planning easier than ever before because they conserve space and are more cost-efficient to implement. In most cases excavation is either minimal or not required at all. There is simply not a more efficient and user-friendly method of parking available today.