Parking Efficiency

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    Kelly Axtman

    90 Degree parking is most efficient due to the fact that you don't have to have one-way traffic. The 90 degree layout allows for traffic both directions. 

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    Rami Idlby

    @Kelly - that would probably be the case if you have 1 row. What if you have 2 rows?

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    Kelly Axtman

    Look at this problem as being able to use the parking lot and not into the area it takes up. You can still only get to an angled parking stall by going in that particular direction then have to turn around to get into the other side. It gets too technical if you start factoring in if you have a one-way drive or not. There are always different scenarios right? But in general, 90 degree parking is going to be most efficient. 

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    Rami Idlby

    Thanks, Kelly! Is that your personal opinion or are you citing a reference? Do you mind sharing it if that's the case?

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    Kelly Axtman

    Got it through Ballast and ArchitectExamPrep resources in PA section. I passed my last test last week so I ditched all of that stuff. 

    Good Luck!

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    Rami Idlby

    Thanks, Kelly!

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    Fernando Mingo Jozami

    I think Kaplan covers the subject quite accurately. 90 degree stalls typically require a total bay witdth that ranges between 60'-0" to 64'-0" with a drive aisle no less than the balance between the bay width and the added length of both rows of 18'-0" length stalls. Ex: 64'-0" - 36'-0" = 28'-0"

    Angled parking is less efficient because you can't place as many stalls as 90 degree. The trade off is that you can use this method when you don't have enough bay width. In this case the minimum required will be 12'-0" (VA guidelines allow 14'-0" min.)

     

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    Rami Idlby

    Thanks, Fernando! 

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