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SOUTH AFRICAN PARKING STANDARDS

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00345948

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Abstract:

Certain minimum desirable parking standards were developed in the Urban Transport Branch of the South African Department of Transport during 1979-1980. This was done to provide guidance and requirements for uniform parking standards. This paper conveys these standards and some of the background to the development of the standards. The subject is dealt with in two parts: standards for parking dimension and requirements for parking provision. In the first section, the establishment of a South African design vehicle is discussed--motor cars in South Africa are generally smaller than those in the United States and slightly larger than the European cars. From the design vehicle, at present proposed to be 4.8 m in length and 1.8-m wide, the dimensions of parking bays and aisle widths are derived and certain standards proposed. For 90 degree parking a basic standard module width is 17.5-m wide aisles. Dimensions for angle parking and for on-street parking are also proposed as well as dimensions for certain parking garages. In the second section, the background to the development of requirements for provision of off-street parking is discussed. A questionnaire on current parking provision requirements was sent to all local authorities in the five declared metropolitan areas in South Africa. The results of this survey were compared with findings of parking demand surveys and South African and overseas proposed standards. A summary of the recommended minimum desirable standards for parking provision is then given. (Author)

Supplemental Notes:

This paper appeared in Transportation Research Record No. 816, Transportation System Management--Parking, Enforcement, and Other Issues.

Monograph Accession #:

01411625

Authors:

Mackey, T C
Van Zyl, OAW
Vorster, J C

Pagination:

p. 42-46

Publication Date:

1981

Serial:

Transportation Research Record

Issue Number: 816
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISSN: 0361-1981

Features:

Figures (2) ; References (18) ; Tables (3)

Subject Areas:

Design; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; I73: Traffic Control

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Sep 26 2013 1:55PM

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