Signs at accessible parking spaces notify users that a vehicle requires an accessible parking permit. Under the Highway Traffic Act, signs are already required to identify accessible parking spaces in Ontario and the same signs will be used to identify the new accessible parking spaces created under the Accessibility Standard for the Design of Public Spaces.
Requirements for the Design of Accessible Parking Signage
- Accessible parking space sign
- Each accessible parking space must be identified with an accessible permit parking sign as per Section 11 of Regulation 581 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Accessible Parking for Persons with Disabilities) made under the Highway Traffic Act.
- Type A accessible parking space sign
- In addition to the accessible permit parking sign noted above, ‘Type A’ accessible parking spaces must also have a sign identifying the space as “Van Accessible”. Refer to Figure 22.214.171.124.