The ADA – or Americans with Disabilities Act – is a law that requires all public and commercial facilities to be accessible for people with disabilities. ADA compliance requires parking lots to be designed and constructed in such a way to provide accessible parking spaces, entrances, ramps, restrooms, and other infrastructure features so people with disabilities can use them as conveniently as possible.
If you own a commercial parking lot in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Loveland, or Castle Rock, CO, ADA compliance is crucial for you. In order to ensure your parking lot is ADA-compliant, you will need to follow specific guidelines and requirements. The ADA guidelines below will help you build the perfect ADA-compliant parking lot!
- ADA-compliant passenger vehicle spaces are identified with signage, painted lines, or both to designate the space as ADA complaint.
- Parking spaces should be a minimum of 8 feet wide and have a 5-foot access aisle next to it on either side, giving enough room for someone using a wheelchair to get out of their car without being hit by another vehicle.
- ADA compliant parking stalls should be a minimum of 36 inches wide and 60 inches long. Curb ramps should also be ADA compliant and have a slope of no more than an eight percent grade.
- ADA compliant parking spaces must have access aisles for an ADA compliant passenger vehicle space. Furthermore, ADA-compliant parking spaces cannot be located next to another.
- The ADA sign for accessible parking should include the International Symbol of Accessibility. ADA compliant signs must be mounted at a height of five feet from the ground or sidewalk to ensure visibility and understanding for drivers, pedestrians, and passengers.
- ADA compliant sidewalks are required adjacent to passenger vehicle parking spaces for wheelchair access without ADA ramps. The width of ADA compliant sidewalks at a parking lot entrance should be no less than 36 inches to accommodate ADA compliant maneuvering.
- The ratio of the total number of parking spaces provided per parking facility to the minimum number of accessible parking spaces is as follows:
- 1 to 25 parking spaces – 1 accessible parking space
- 26 to 50 – 2
- 51 to 75 – 3
- 76 to 100 – 4
National Pavement Partners can help you comply with ADA parking lot requirements. Our team of experts has helped property owners and businesses in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Loveland, and Castle Rock, CO, to create a safe, accessible environment for their visitors. We also offer our services at affordable price so that all business types, from small startups to large corporations, can take advantage of what we provide!
Do you want to ensure your commercial property complies with ADA guidelines? Contact National Pavement Partners today for a free estimate!