As Populations Grow So Do Parking Needs
Global populations are growing at a rapid pace and there does not appear to be any end in sight. Large cities are currently noticing the biggest space crunch as a result. This generally means more buildings need to be built worldwide in order to house all the extra people and this in turn means that more parking will need to be planned for as well.
When constructing a new building there are usually strict regulations regarding the amount of parking that must be made available with it. This extra space for parking can quickly get very expensive and understandably there is interest in finding more cost effective methods to provide the levels of required parking.
Parking lots and parking garages are the most well-known solutions but the space required per vehicle is very high and a lot of space is wasted. These methods also have the following detriments:
Large amount of excavation required
Vehicle safety issues (from thieves, vandals or other drivers) and extra staff costs in attempts to maintain safety
Expansion is either extremely difficult or impossible
Innovative Parking Solutions
Space constraints are not a new concept all over the world with Asia and parts of Europe conserving space now for many years. These space constraints have led to the design and implementations of parking systems that are built on automotive lift principles. Lifting the vehicles allows the vehicles to be stacked on top of each other in the most efficient manner possible. This greatly increases the ratio of vehicles per parking space making this a very cost-efficient parking solution.
Other benefits of these technologically advanced automotive lift parking solutions include:
Excavation is minimized, usually little to none required.
Due to the compact nature of the solution, vehicles are easy to keep safe from thieves and vandals.
Drivers pull into a parking space that is protected from other vehicles, eliminating the chances of accidents with other vehicles.
Expansion is usually possible and easy to accomplish if needed.
Customizations on base models are usually possible for a specialized solution if needed.
These solutions can be used for literally any parking scenario, but they are specifically designed to be used for the following:
This type of parking solution is an amazing investment for building planners as in most cases the amount of space saved can be used for more sales or rental units which increases the profits from the building substantially. The extra space can also be used for other profit-enabling endeavors such as retail stores and similar businesses. Not only is it now possible to construct a building with cost-effective and space-saving parking, but it is also possible to make additional revenue from the extra space that is saved. With the addition of these parking solutions to the parking industry, the way that buildings are being planned is also changing to make use of the extra space that is provided and maximize the extra revenue that can be generated as a result.