From: Chris Palmateer <chrisp(--nospam--at)vlmk.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 07:31:31 -0700
Check your local zoning ordinances. They should list the sizes for standard
(and compact) parking stalls. They usually vary from jurisdiction to
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Trobridge, Bruce [SMTP:Bruce.Trobridge(--nospam--at)ogs.state.ny.us]
> Sent: 03 June, 1999 5:36 AM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: Parking space size
> The parking lot where I park has irregular spaces. The centerline between
> the short side of the spots is an arc. This makes the open end of the
> very wide on the outside and very narrow on the inside of the arc. So
> of the spots are difficult to get into. I found this out the hard way
> morning the hard way when the corner of my bumper bumped the corner of the
> car in the adjacent spot.
> QUESTION---Is there guidelines for minimum width of parking spaces. If
> anyone knows or knows where I could find this I would greatly appreciate
> I am not an expert in parking lot design but I don't think that the spots
> are laid out properly.
> Bruce C. Trobridge PE
> Assistant Building Structural Engineer
> NYS - Office of General Services