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    Parking requirements for schools

    I am in the process of revising the parking requirements for schools in our zoning by-law. Currently, public elementary schools require 3 stalls, plus 1 per classroom; secondary schools require 3 stalls per classroom; and, private schools (include both elementary & secondary) require 3 stalls per classroom. As it stands, the parking requirement for a private elementary school is higher than for a public elementary school. Is there any reason a private elementary school would generate more parking demand than a public elementary school?


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    For an elementary school, I can only think of one, and that is that a private school might be better staffed than a public school, thus requiring a few more parking spaces.

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    Cyburbian mike gurnee's avatar
    Feb 1998
    Greensburg, Kansas
    And private schools most often do not offer the alternative of busses, nor are they traditional neighborhood schools where walking is an option.

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