Accessibility Parking Spaces
In order to abide by ADA regulation, one of every six accessible parking spaces, or fraction thereof, must be “van-accessible.” For example, a parking lot with 400 total spaces needs 8 accessible spaces, and 2 of those 8 spaces must be van-accessible. Accessible spaces must connect to the shortest possible accessible route to the accessible building entrance or facility they serve.
How many accessible parking spaces are needed?
Having the right amount of spaces really matters to those in need.
Where a parking facility serves multiple buildings or accessible entrances, accessible parking spaces should be dispersed to enable people to park near as many accessible entrances as possible. For example: A shopping center has fifteen stores, each with a separate entrance. There is one large parking lot with 1000 spaces. The twenty accessible parking spaces should be dispersed to provide some options for people to park close to the different stores.