PASSENGER CAR DIMENSIONS AS RELATED TO PARKING SPACE. II. PARKING FACILITY DESIGN

INCREASED LENGTH AND WIDTH OF PASSENGER CARS IN THE PAST 30 YEARS IS TRACED WITH RESPECT TO PARKING IN RESIDENTIAL GARAGES, AT THE CURB, IN PARKING LOTS AND IN PARKING GARAGES. MANY RESIDENTS OF OLDER HOMES HAVE BEEN LIMITED IN CAR CHOICE, THE NUMBER OF SPACES AVAILABLE AT THE CURB HAS DECREASED DUE TO INCREASED SPACE LENGTH AND CAPACITIES OF LOTS AND GARAGES HAVE BEEN REDUCED BECAUSE OF GREATER CAR SIZES. RECENT DESIGN STANDARDS OF LOTS AND GARAGES ARE DISCUSSED. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PARKING FACILITY DESIGN BE FLEXIBLE SO THAT MAXIMUM SPREAD OF CAR SIZES MAY BE ACCOMMODATED WITHOUT LOSING TOO MUCH EFFICIENCY. ALSO, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS SET UP SOME SELF-POLICING REGULATIONS REGARDING MAXIMUM PASSENGER CAR DIMENSIONS. /AUTHOR/

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  • Monograph Title: Relation between vehicle characteristics and highway design
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  • Accession Number: 00222863
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1994 12:00AM