In this short article, the highway engineering experts at Robson Forensic provide an overview of parking lot design. The graphic provided highlights some of the common design elements we encounter through our casework, with an explanation of how they positively and negatively influence parking lot safety.
Parking Lot Layout
Parking lot safety can be improved by providing drivers and pedestrians reasonable access pathways, and signs and pavement markings similar to those they normally encounter on public roads.
The parking lot featured in this article shows a few of the issues that should be considered in the layout of a parking lot for reasonably safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians. This lot is representative of an actual lot involved in a hit-pedestrian case.
As with many parking lots, there are good features and bad – some add to safety and some create hazards for drivers and pedestrians.
Parking Lot Safety Investigations
The experts involved in parking lot investigations vary from case to case, but often include civil engineers, architects, premises security professionals, or retail operations experts.
Call or submit an inquiry to tell us about your case. Once we determine which expert is best qualified to assist, we will put you in direct contact.