The construction of parking areas should be done in such a way that it adheres to both legal and safety requirements. What follows the construction of a car park is regular maintenance. It ensures that the park is both safe and convenient to use. A park that has pot holes, uneven grip and rubbish is one that’s likely to cause displeasure among its users, or worse, accidents. Therefore, here are some recommendations on how to manage your car park:
General parking area maintenance
Parking areas should be regularly monitored for any safety hazards or defects. The roads in the parking area should have a good grip for passing vehicles. For example, it should be roughened if it’s too smooth in order to provide the correct amount of friction for the vehicles. The roads should also be regularly cleaned to remove any rubbish or debris. It is of utmost importance that the roads are free of potholes and other defects that may affect both drivers and pedestrians using the area. Potholes should be repaired immediately whenever they appear.
Speed humps should be placed where appropriate to slow down vehicles and ensure the safety of both fellow drivers and pedestrians using the parking area. While stops signs should also be used in the parking area, speed humps are more effective in reducing speeds, as signs lose their efficacy over time as drivers get used to them.
The installation of clear and concise signs will allow both drivers and pedestrians to easily navigate around the parking area. This reduces traffic and confusion over where to park and which direction to take. Signposts should be visible to both drivers and pedestrians and must communicate information such as speed limits, parking etiquette and the allocation of parking areas (i.e. disabled).
car park line marking Sydney indicates where a person should park and reduces the risk of accidents, while ensuring organized allocation of parking spots and shows safe walking areas for pedestrians. It is also important that both signs and line markings are visible in dimly lit or dark areas.
The parking area should have ample lighting at any time of the day. Dimly lit areas can be targeted by robbers and vandals compromising the safety of all its users. Lighting shouldn’t be too bright as it can both expensive and polluting. It is important to install the best level of lighting that will be available from dusk till dawn. Lighting should also be installed at a height or position that will be out of reach from criminals and vandals.