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    Parking standards

    Does anyone know where I can find parking standards from the APA or something like that? We are looking at overhauling our current standards and I am having a hard time finding any information.

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    I am in the process of doing this right now too.

    The best I have been able to do is web searches for municiplaities in my area and other areas to see what they are doing, then compare and contrast. We did this so as to justify hiring a consultant to redo the provisions in the zoning by-law.

    As for established standards, check ITE, but expect them to be high as they are engineers.
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    Look at 'Transportation and Land Development" ITE Chapter 9 in the 2nd Edition. But some of the other chapters should be browsed as they pertain to parking lot circulation and such..... Also look at the current ASHTO. And lastly, as a counter sort of viewpoint, look at livable communities type recommendations.
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    See link below

    http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showt...king+resources

    This was posted a year or so ago, our dimensions are based off ITE dimensions and slightly modified. Remember, being too conservative means banging doors and elderly shying away from single open spaces.
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    http://www.vtpi.org/shoup.pdf is a paper talking about the problems with overreliance on ITE parking rates. The ITE rate manuals include warnings on overreliance on them -- the trip rate manuals and parking rate manuals contain a lot of data that is getting very old, and a lot of the studies have very small data sets... but too often designers (engineers AND planners) take them as gospel and don't question them.

    Both an undersupply and an oversupply of parking are bad things -- getting it right can be tricky.

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    Quote Originally posted by DPP View post
    http://www.vtpi.org/shoup.pdf is a paper talking about the problems with overreliance on ITE parking rates. The ITE rate manuals include warnings on overreliance on them -- the trip rate manuals and parking rate manuals contain a lot of data that is getting very old, and a lot of the studies have very small data sets... but too often designers (engineers AND planners) take them as gospel and don't question them.

    Both an undersupply and an oversupply of parking are bad things -- getting it right can be tricky.
    Agreed that ITE numbers may be conservative (high), but what other organization has the sack to actually set forth numbers or other rationale for this? Please tell. I know, leave it up to developers, right????
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    I think the original post was for 'parking standards', not parking rates. I belive the question was about physical design.....which is why I directed the poster where I did. What were you looking for GoePlanner?
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    Quote Originally posted by Flying Monkeys View post
    I think the original post was for 'parking standards', not parking rates. I belive the question was about physical design.....which is why I directed the poster where I did. What were you looking for GoePlanner?
    Maybe...the OP is somewhat ambigious. It could be parking design and parking requirements, which I'm sure could both be found through ITE.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Moderator note:
    Moving to the Land Use and Zoning.subforum, since this topic deals mainly with zoning code requirements.

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