ADA Business Brief:
Accessible Parking Spaces - Fact
When a business re-stripes a parking lot, it must provide accessible parking spaces as required by the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Did you Know…
Businesses or privately owned facilities that provide goods or services to the public have a continuing ADA obligation to remove barriers to access in existing parking lots when it is readily achievable to do so. Because re-striping is relatively inexpensive, it is readily achievable in most cases.
Car parking spaces shall be 96 inches wide minimum and van parking spaces shall be 132 inches wide minimum. All accessible stalls must have a minimum 60" wide access aisle. Van parking spaces shall be permitted to be 96 inches wide minimum where the access aisle is 96 inches wide minimum. If you have less than 25 parking stalls the ONE ADA space is required to be Van Accessible.
For more information on ADA requirements, including ADA stall requirements or signage requirements, give us a call or visit the ADA website
Codes and Standards Related to Electrical Panels
In-plant striping must clearly show where all permanent aisles, equipment roadways and pedestrian walkways are located. Markings can be any color as long as they clearly define the different areas.
Striping must allow for sufficient clearances when mechanical equipment is in use. The width of the markings must be at least two inches wide, but no more than six inches wide. Aisles must also be at least three feet wider than any equipment passing through it. OSHA requires that all areas where warehouse striping is placed be kept clean and unobstructed from view.
OSHA & ANSI Colors:
Although there's no set requirements for colors, the following has been adopted as 'industry standard'.