Parking Lot Striping
Your parking lot is the first and most obvious indication of your value for maintenance. When customers, clients, and visitors can tell that you prioritize maintenance, they'll likely assume that it carries over into your business. Not only does it make a good first impression, but it helps visitors navigate safely via crosswalks, stop bars, "no parking" areas, or fire lanes. If your visitors are well informed on how to travel through your lot, it optimizes the flow of traffic and ultimately minimizes congestion.
Parking Lot Design Considerations
There are many considerations to be taken when designing your parking lot, including:
- How can you maximize parking space while balancing the space to maintain safety?
- How should you help visitors logically and effectively navigate the lot? Are the entrances and exits clearly defined?
- Are there parking areas designated for certain visitors (i.e. handicapped persons, employees, or delivery trucks)?
- Does your lot adhere to The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines? Every property owner, regardless of their company size or space, needs to define areas designated for handicapped person in accordance with the ADA.
- How does the layout and design affect the direction of traffic within the lot? Often times, painting spots at a 90-degree angle allows for the most parking in a given row, but sometimes spots in a 45-degree angle allow greater traffic flow management.