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    Parking for hospitals

    Hi all,

    Iím doing some research for parking requirements/demand at hospitals. Much of the industry-standard data is based on older hospitals and does not necessarily reflect many of services offered at more modern facilities.

    Specifically, Iím looking for two things:

    1) What are some typical parking requirements for recently constructed hospitals?


    2) Do you know of any studies regarding parking demand at hospitals?


    Thanks,

    Tom

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    Look at the ITE Parking Generation book (3rd ed). There are several pages related to hospitals and medical centers. You'll need to consider the needs of many different groups- employees, and short- and long-term visitors.

    There are probably useful parking studies/ratios available online.

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    Our (small city in coastal Oregon) requirement is one space per two beds, plus one space for each employee. Why that is the requirement is beyond my ken; "it was like that when I got here."

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    check out this Portland hospital parking study:

    http://www.portlandonline.com/shared...e.cfm?id=99170

    I'm not sure how helpful it is to you. But it is interesting because it was conducting during the infamous aerial tram controversy.

    good luck!

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    Here in New York City, if you can walk from your parking space to the hospital, then you're not sick enough to need it.

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