Parking Lot Striping
Parking Lot Striping helps to regulate traffic flow by marking parking stalls for cars to park, directing traffic using directional arrows, and more.
Importance of Parking Lot Striping
Parking Lot Striping plays numerous roles and even impacts the success of your business. Without it, a parking lot can become an unwelcome sight and visitors won’t want to visit your facility. Here are some reasons to maintain a neatly striped parking lot.
Benefits of Parking Lot Striping
Parking Lot Stripes and Parking Space Dimensions
The stripes on a parking lot include directional arrows, fire lanes, standard parking spaces, handicapped parking spaces, and aisles. Parking lots also have signs such as “EXIT”, “ENTER”, “STOP”, “SLOW”, “NO PARKING”, and “LOADING ONLY”. Speed limits and other traffic instructions optimize safety and efficiency of traffic flow. Stripes found in parking lots also indicate crosswalks.
In the United States, standard parking spaces should be at least 9 feet wide and 18 feet long. Perpendicular and angled spaces may need to be bigger so doors can open. Angled spaces should be positioned at 30°, 45°, or 90° relative to the curb or median.