Two types of accessible parking spaces are required; identified as ‘Type A’ and ‘Type B’ spaces.
Type A spaces are wider spaces, primarily intended to accommodate a person who uses a vehicle equipped with a mechanical lift or wheelchair ramp. They incorporate space beside the parked vehicle for the deployment of the lift or ramp and must be marked as “Van Accessible”. Although Type A spaces are identified by signs as being “Van Accessible”, they can be used by anyone who has a valid accessible parking permit.
Type B spaces are standard parking spaces, primarily intended for people who use wheelchairs, canes, crutches or walkers but who don't need the extra space for a lift or ramp.
Requirements of Accessible Off-Street Parking Spaces — Type and Width
- Minimum 3,400 mm wide (Refer also to Section 2.6.3 for Access Aisle requirements)
- Identified with a “Van Accessible” sign, in addition to signage requirements under the Highway Traffic Act.
- Minimum 2,400 mm wide (Refer also to Section 2.6.3 for Access Aisle requirements)
- Identified with accessible parking signage required under the Highway Traffic Act.