Designing a car park has a lot more to it than simply dividing the space up into the maximum number of car parking spaces you can possibly fit in it. It is true that the developer almost always prefers to maximise the number of car parking bays. However, there are more aspects to consider when designing a car park.
(2) A pedestrian walking back to their vehicle is always looking to locate their car and get to it by using the shortest route available;
(3) A vehicle entering the car park is always looking to find the closest, most convenient car parking space in the shortest amount of time possible; and
(4) A vehicle exiting the car park is always looking to locate the exit and get to it as quickly as possible.
Then you add to it the children running around, the prams, the wheelchairs, people with special needs, trolleys, delivery vehicles, bicycles and public transport vehicles. Now imagine putting all of these together in an area and asking them not to collide with each other. It is pure chaos, isn't it? Hence why we said at the start, it is way more complex than playing a game Tetris. In the game, worst possible outcome is you losing the game. In a car park, you may cost a life.
Thus, a car park design must look at various considerations covering few different aspects of traffic engineering to achieve the best possible outcome. In summary, a car park must provide:
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