Organising Your Office Car Park
Posted on February 22, 2016 | By Caitlin Parer
Car parks are often chaotic and hard to navigate. Whether they are indoor or outdoor car parks, you will always find someone who has parked in the wrong place, who has driven in the wrong direction or who cannot find their way out. However, if your car park is well planned, then you can avoid any and all issues involved in parking or navigating the lot.
Create a Layout
This may seem unnecessary, and you may question how important this might be but mapping out individual parking spaces and creating a layout will help you avoid confusion and make parking easy. Some things to keep in mind are how many employees will be parking their cars in the lot. Leave an additional three or four allocated spaces in the even the more people are hired or that someone who currently walks to work decides to drive sometime in the future. Consider how many clients might visit your premises and ensure that there’s adequate space allocated for them. Ensure that each individual lots are evenly spaced out and that there’s either a one way or two way lane to drive between the lots.
Map it out
Having decided on a layout you will need to map out very clearly each of the lots if you are to ensure that people stick to parking guidelines. Consider hiring professional road line marking services to map out your plan on your parking lot. They will know best how to mark clearly and precisely, and how to ensure that the marks do not fade or peel off.
You may also want to ask if in addition to basic road line marking services, they will be able to mark arrows on the floor indicating which direction people should drive in. Clear line markings and directions will help ease and potential traffic within the lot and make navigation easier.
Ensure Easy Access
In addition to clear markings and a good layout, remember to clearly demarcate where people can and cannot park. If lots are reserved for employees or clients, make sure that those spaces are clearly marked. With reserved parking place a traffic cone to indicate that no one else can park there. You should also allocate a handicapped parking slot and make sure that it remains reserved. If your parking lot is on a basement level or on a different floor to your offices, ensure that clients especially need not climb several flights of stairs to reach your offices. Provide access to a lift or ensure that they are informed beforehand.