As a property manager looking after malls, offices, hospitals, entertainment parks, or other places visited by the public in large numbers, you will know the importance of regulating traffic inside your premises and arranging for orderly and efficient parking. You must remember for proper parking lot management, you will have to cater to motorists as well as people arriving on foot, emergency services, maintenance services, and others who need to access your premises without obstruction. You can help the parking lot stay orderly, clean, and safe while accommodating the maximum possible number of vehicles. In addition to careful planning, you will need to use many different signs.
No Parking Signs
In any facility, you cannot give unfettered freedom to visitors and employees to park wherever they want. You will need to ensure that certain areas like entrances, exits, dumpsters, loading zones, etc., remain free of parked vehicles so that visitors and other people do not get obstructed or face hazards. Also, keeping specific areas free of cars help fire tenders, ambulances, police, and other emergency services to freely approach and access the premises.
Designated Parking Signs
It may be necessary to designate spaces for each kind of user to ensure equitable distribution of the parking space. For example, in a premises housing a shopping mall and offices, a surge of shoppers may take over all the parking spaces leaving nothing for the people working in the offices or even the mall staff. These signs also help prevent vehicles from neighboring businesses and shops from using your lot. Having parking spots reserved for customers boosts their user experience and will have them coming back again.
Handicap Parking Signs
All parking lots have to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act by designating spaces meant for the use of the disabled. You need to display handicap signs for parking in the spaces reserved for them. The Federal Highway Administration and different states have approved sign designs for handicap. The ADA-compliant signs also need to carry the approved supplemental messages.
Speed Limit Signs
Speeding cars in a parking lot can be a hazard to other motorists and their passengers. Since cars entering a lot have to be mindful of the movement of other cars and people getting on and off them, it is customary to have speed limit signs specifying the maximum speed cars can move at in the parking lot. Parking lot managers usually install speed bumps to ensure drivers don’t speed. According to Forbes, speed limits improve safety and help regulate the traffic flow.
Pedestrian Crossing Signs
Pedestrian crossing signs help pedestrians cross the road safely by reminding drivers of the presence of visitors in the parking lot and that they must stop to allow them to cross the road safely. You will know the importance of regulating traffic inside your premises and arranging for orderly and efficien. You must remember for proper parking lot management, you will have to cater to motorists as well as people arriving on foot, emergency services, maintenance services. Having spots reserved for customers boosts their user experience. And will have them coming back again.You can help stay orderly, clean. And safe while accommodating the maximum possible number of vehicles. In addition to careful planning, you will need to use many different signs.
As will be evident, all the signs play vital roles in keeping cars, motorists, visitors, employees,. And other people in the parking to be safe from accidents. The signs also help identify areas for designated users and emergency services. Without proper and adequate signs, there will be confusion in the leading to accidents, arguments, and delays.