Accessible Parking

handicap parking ada
REQUIREMENTS
Handicap parking space requirements are described in detail by The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Americans with Disabilities Act is an important law designed to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities. All businesses, public and private organizations must comply with these standards whether they are undergoing new construction or making alterations in design. Parking spaces are no exception to this law.
SIGNS
In brief, accessible parking spaces shall be clearly marked with high contrasting line striping meeting dimensional requirements as outlined by the ADA. Each space shall include an installed sign displaying the international symbol of accessibility and any special wording that may be required by the state.

Please note: a painted symbol on the ground is not a sign
ACCESSIBLE
The international symbol of accessibility is not required to be marked on the ground, However it better helps to identify the accessible parking space.
CONTRAST
High contrasting markings for accessible parking spaces are required by law. Keeping markings updated and freshly striped, keeps your facility in compliance.
SIGNAGE
Each accessible parking space shall be identified by a handicap parking sign that meets several specific requirements. Trafix can assist you in bringing your facility up to compliance.
Select below for more information on accessible parking requirements.
 
handicap parking dimensionsVan Accessible Space
Minimum striping dimensions for a van space to allow access of a wheelchair lift gate equipped van. Parking space must be at least 8 feet in width with an 8 foot wide access aisle.  
Standard Accessible Space
This space would be adequate for a car and wheelchair access without lift gate requirements. Parking space must be at least a minimum of 8 feet in width with a 5 foot wide access aisle. 
Massachusetts Architectural Access Board
Follow the below link to visit the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board, updated requirements for handicapped parking. 
Massachusetts ADA Parking Regulations
 
U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Devision
Follow the below link to visit the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, ADA parking guidelines. 
Federal ADA Parking Regulations

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