A Look at ADA Parking Lot Requirements

The ADA is designed to protect the rights of those with disabilities, and this includes making sure that parking lot paving serving Atlanta is in acceptable shape. Every paving company should understand the requirements, but you should, too. Watch this video for a look at ADA parking lot requirements.

The requirements that the ADA sets forth for parking lots are simple and straightforward, and they make sure that people with disabilities have fair access to public and communal areas. A handicap parking space must be at least 8 feet wide from the center of each parallel line. The paint that you use to create the space also needs to contrast with the shade of the pavement. An access aisle requires 5 additional feet if it’s next to a car-accessible space, and 8 feet if it’s next to a van-accessible space. The entire lot should be stable and slip-resistant.