2.6.2 Required Number and Location of Accessible Parking Spaces

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Number and Location Requirements for Accessible Off-Street Parking Spaces

Multiple Off-street Parking Facilities within a single parcel of land being developed
Where more than one off-street parking facility is provided on the site, the number and type of accessible parking spaces is to be calculated separately for each off-street parking facility.

The accessible spaces may be distributed among the off-street parking facilities to provide equivalent or greater accessibility in terms of distance to an accessible entrance or user convenience. Factors that may be considered to determine user convenience are:
  1. Protection from the weather
  2. Security
  3. Lighting
  4. Comparative maintenance

Better Practice Considerations

Number of Accessible Parking Spaces
Consider increasing the number of accessible parking spaces, particularly Type B spaces, at facilities where significant numbers of older adults or people with disabilities are likely to be present, such as seniors’ centres, hospitals and other medical centres.
Location of Accessible Parking Spaces
Consider locating accessible parking spaces within 30 metres of an accessible entry point into the facility that the parking spaces serve to maximize their usability for people with reduced stamina.
Route from Parking to Accessible Entry Points
Avoid creating pedestrian routes that require people to pass behind parked cars or move along roadways.
Table 2.6.2 Off-street parking:
Required Number of Accessible Parking Spaces
Total number of parking spaces provided Required Type A Spaces (Van) Required Type B Spaces
1 to 12 1 0
13 to 25 0 1 (see note)
26 to 50 1 1
51 to 75 1 2 (see note)
76 to 100 2 2
101 to 133 2 3 (see note)
134 to 166 3 3
167 to 250 3 4 (see note)
251 to 300 4 4
301 to 350 4 5 (see note)
351 to 400 5 5
401 to 450 5 6 (see note)
451 to 500 6 6
501 to 550 6 7 (see note)
551 to 600 7 7
601 to 650 7 8 (see note)
651 to 700 8 8
701 to 750 8 9 (see note)
751 to 800 9 9
801 to 850 9 10 (see note)
851 to 900 10 10
901 to 950 10 11 (see note)
951 to 1000 11 11
1001 and over 11 spaces plus 1% of the total number of spaces (rounded up to the next whole number), to be divided equally between Types A and B. If an odd number of spaces is required, the extra space may be Type B.
Note: Where an uneven number of accessible parking spaces are required, the extra Type B space may be changed to a Type A space.

The values in Table are derived from formulas contained in the Regulation. The Regulation uses percentages to determine the number of spaces that are to be accessible and ratios to divide them between Type A or Type B. For example, where there are between 13 - 100 spaces the Regulation requires that 4% be accessible and divided equally between Type A and Type B.


Illustrated Technical Guide to the Design of Public Spaces