Vehicle access

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Vehicle access

Vehicle access to car parks (covered, closed, underground ...) is done using ramps. Indeed, a car park can have several levels (floors or basements) and move from one floor to another should be easy. There are therefore standards that regulate the dimensions and slopes of ramps so that access to vehicles in car parks is as fluid as possible. In addition, there must be different exit points for the user who has just parked his vehicle.

Vehicle access to car parks at the entrance

Parking is identifiable by a standardized signage which is the letter "P". The entrance to the car park can be controlled by a lifting barrier with a toll system (foot boxes) and a control center or central unit. Once past the entrance the vehicles can then be guided to a free parking space. Many car parks use the electronic guidance system to optimize the management of the available places and thus allow the user to quickly find a free area without wasting time.

Dimensions and slopes of parking ramps

To move from one floor to another and arrive at the parking spot, vehicles use ramps that can be single or double-sided. To facilitate the circulation, the dimensions, the slopes, the width and the diameters of the ramps are normalized. Thus, the optimum slope of the ramps should ideally be 11% without exceeding 18%. As regards the curvatures, their radii must not exceed 15 m in the case of ramp feet and no more than 10 m in the case of the top of the ramp. For one-way ramps, the minimum width of traffic lanes (between walls and posts) should be 3 to 4 m, while for two-way ramps it should be at least 5.50 m.

Find Covered Parking on Onepark

You can park your car in a covered and secure car park by reserving your place online. With Onepark, book in three stages and you'll be sure to have a guaranteed seat: indicate your destination, choose and reserve your parking space, park your vehicle with confidence. If you wish, opt for a covered car park with caretaking and CCTV for more insurance.

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