Parking Bays - Any Standards?
Q: Does anyone know if there is an Aus standard for the dimensions of kerbside (parallel) parking bays? Our local dimwitted council has just remarked the local high street after resurfacing, which in itself is good except: . the bays are about 300mm longer than a VZ commode . the bays are SHORTER than a holden/falcon one-tonner tray-top. I'm hoping there is a standard so the council can be pressured to regain some sanity.
A: -Whatever the standards are, they need to have supplementary ones for places like Spotlight where lots of women shop. The standard for bays there needs to be a LOT bigger. I have never seen such battles to park small and large cars in adequate bays! -Reminds me of when I had to go in on a Sunday and supervise the Linemarker to linemark the carpark to the company engineers drawings. The line marker looked at the drawings and said these spaces are a bit small, we marked one out with tape and put my Patrol in it next to a Landcruiser and had about 400mm between cars, so rang engineer who seemed a bit put off, but said he had used the local councils minimum standards, so they should be ok, I had to measure my axle width for him to convince him how close the 2 cars were. Knowing how badly our factory staff park their lesser value vehicles and their carefactor to other peoples property, I convinced him that adding 200mm and losing 4 spaces was worth it in the big picture when other staffs nicer vehicles were involved.