Appendix A-2: Checklist for Accessible Parking

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Checklist for Accessible Parking Facilities

Except where noted as “Better Practice”, the checklist identifies mandatory requirements of the Accessibility Standard for the Design of Public Spaces

Accessible Parking: Off-Street

AODA Reference 80.32 - Accessible Parking

Guide Reference Section 2.6

Types and Characteristics of Accessible Parking Spaces

AODA Reference 80.34 - Types of accessible parking spaces

Guide Reference Section 2.6.1

For each entry in the checklist, decide whether the requirement and/or best practice has been met, not met, or is not apppcable.

  • Size - Type A space:
    Minimum 3,400 mm wide van parking space has been provided
  • Size - Type B space:
    Minimum 2,400 mm wide standard parking space has been provided
  • Surface:
    Better Practice: Firm, stable, and slip resistant surface has been provided
  • Slope:
    Better Practice: Slope sufficient for drainage has been provided; Ideally with maximum slope of 1:50, but never steeper than 1:25
  • Wheel-stops:
    Better Practice: Wheel stops have been provided where accessible parking spaces are configured such that parked vehicles may overhang pedestrian pathway

Required Number and Location of Accessible Parking Spaces

AODA Reference 80.36(1) - Minimum number and type of accessible parking spaces

Guide Reference Section 2.6.2

  • Multiple parking facilities:
    Where more than one off-street parking facility is provided, the number and type of accessible parking spaces has been calculated separately for each facility/parking lot
  • Multiple parking facilities:
    Accessible spaces have been distributed to provide equivalent or greater accessibility in terms of proximity to accessible entrances, protection from weather, security, lighting, or comparative maintenance
  • Location:
    Better Practice: Accessible parking spaces have been located within 30 m of an accessible entry point to the facility that the parking spaces serve
  • Route:
    Better Practice: Pedestrian route from parking to accessible entry point(s) has been located not to pass behind parked cars or traverse along roadways
  • Number:
    Accessible parking spaces have been provided as per Minimum Number and Type of Accessible Parking Spaces chart below
    Better Practice: Number of accessible parking spaces (specifically type B) has been increased at facilities where significant numbers of older adults are likely to be present
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.
  • Access aisles:
    Every accessible parking space has been provided with an access aisle adjacent to where the vehicle is parked (Access aisle may be shared by 2 adjacent accessible parking spaces)
  • Width:
    Minimum 1,500 mm has been provided
  • Length:
    Access aisles have been provided for the full length of the parking space
  • Surface:
    Better Practice: Firm, stable, and slip resistant surface has been provided
  • Surface markings:
    When on hard surface, access aisles have been demarcated with diagonal striped lines featuring high tonal contrast to the surface of the access aisle
    Better Practice: Markings are slip resistant
  • Slope:
    Better Practice: Slope sufficient for drainage has been provided; Ideally maximum 1:50, but never steeper than 1:25
  • Curb ramp:
    Better Practice: Curb ramps that provide access from access aisle to adjacent pedestrian pathway have been centred on the access aisle

Signage for Accessible Parking

AODA Reference 80.37 - Signage

Guide Reference Section 2.6.4

  • Signage:
    Each accessible parking space has been identified with an accessible permit parking sign in accordance with requirements of Highway Traffic Act Reg. 581
  • Size:
    Accessible permit parking signs minimum 300 mm wide by minimum 450 mm high have been provided
  • Location:
    Better Practice: Centre of the sign has been located between 1,500 mm - 2,000 mm from the ground, so that it does not constitute a hazard as an overhanging or protruding object
  • Type A accessible parking space sign:
    In addition to the accessible permit parking sign, Type A accessible parking spaces have been provided with a sign identifying the space as “Van Accessible”
  • Pavement sign:
    Better Practice: Minimum 1,000 mm long pavement sign with International Symbol of Access with high tonal contrast and slip resistant markings has been provided

Accessible Parking: On-Street

AODA Reference 80.39 - On-street parking spaces

Guide Reference Section 2.6.6

  • Consultation:
    The public and people with disabilities have been consulted by designated public sector organization on the need, location, and design of accessible onstreet parking spaces. Municipalities with AACs have consulted with them

 

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