Shopping Center Parking Lot Design; Entrance and Exit Road Design
At C&C Site Development we understand the needs of the shopping center developer, efficiency and cost effectiveness. One of the most important facilities of a shopping center is the parking facilities. This 4 part series concentrates on shopping center parking lot Entrance and Exit Road Design and how to best serve both the developer and the eventual customers of the shopping center, efficiently and cost effectively.
Shopping Center Parking Lot Design; Shopping Center Entrance and Exit Road Design
Crowded highway intersections have long been considered good commercial locations, but the problem of access to the shopping development is receiving much fuller consideration in modern shopping center planning. The key to the access problem is not the volume of traffic passing the center, but the density.
As traffic surveys have often shown, the total number of cars passing a given point on a road (the volume) eventually drops as the density gets close to the saturation point. The reason for this relationship is simple. The closer the cars are packed together, the slower they must go. The roads having highest volumes are those on which the cars are spaced further apart and travel at higher speeds with relative safety.
Both the high-density and high-volume roads offer problems of access to the shopping center. On the high-density, fairly slow-moving road, it will be difficult for drivers to maneuver into position to turn off. On high speed roads, ample warning must be given the driver that he is approaching an exit, and the exits into the center must be designed with safety features that take the higher speeds into account.
Few shopping centers will be served by high-speed, limited-access roads. Shopping centers being constructed in developing areas will be served by an existing road network which may not be adequate to handle the traffic that will arise when the shopping center is completed and the area is built-up.
The points of access from the roads to the shopping center should be adequate to accommodate traffic at the busiest hours of the center. The peak load of a shopping center can be estimated on the basis of the annual gross income of the center.
The problem is three-fold: first, to determine the largest single-day gross business; second, (on the basis of the average purchase per car) to determine how many cars will be in and out of the center on that day; and third, to estimate the number of cars that will enter and leave the center during the busiest hours of that day for a great Entrance and Exit Road Design.
C&C Site Development has handled countless shopping center site development projects in the Central Florida and Greater Florida area. Unique challenges can come up in the shopping center parking lot design process.
Whether it is land clearance, demolition of existing structures, parking lot coverings, curbs, access roads, road and parking space striping or infrastructure, C&C Site Development is Florida’s go to firm for results. Put your projects site development needs in our hands and be assured the job will be done, efficiently and in a cost effective manner.
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