Car Parking Bays
Car Park Bay sizes depend on the country where the car park or parking lot is intended, the size of land available, the vehicle turnover and the proposed use of the car park. Worldwide parking standards exist which specify recommended parking space sizes and bay dimensions.
- Country - North American cars are slightly bigger and so require larger parking bays, larger roadways and wider parking space sizes.
- Size of Land - A smaller area of land may demand smaller car parking bays for efficiency
- Turnover - If the car park is short stay (4 hours or less) then larger bay sizes are easier to park in and allow faster parking
- Use - A storage car park requires very little space per bay.
Parking bay sizes - Worldwide Standards
For a two way traffic flow we recommend car parking bay sizes of: