How can the appropriate functional design improve pedestrian and vehicular safety?

1 year ago by in Functional Design

A more efficient parking facility design can help to reduce the overall size of the parking facility. In addition, an effective functional design can also have a significant impact on a number of operational issues such as user comfort and safety.

An effective functional design also accomplishes the following goals to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety:

  • Minimizing internal walls to increase visibility for drivers and eliminate hiding places
  • Limiting interaction, and therefore potential conflicts, between drivers and pedestrians
  • Decreasing ramp slopes to reduce vehicular speeds
  • Installing appropriate, strategically-located signage visible to drivers and pedestrians
  • Improving pedestrian traffic flow toward their desired destinations