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Parking facilities can be very large, complex and confusing. A well-designed graphic and signage system will effectively communicate necessary information to patrons, reduce confusion, improve safety and enhance the overall user experience.
During the conceptual design phase, one principal we keep in mind is that parking structures are for people. Designing to accomodate the users of a particular structure will help to produce a better parking structure and different vehicular circulation systems are better for specific users.
Residential – Regular users enter and exit two times a day.
Education – May have peak loads in and out.
Hotel – Overnight guests, maybe event parking too.
Office – Low turnover. Regular users enter and exit two times a day.
Health Care Visitors –Wayfinding very important. Need to accommodate elderly drivers and passengers.
Health Care Staff – Shift time overlap and loading. Security