As one of the most trafficked and used areas on a property, parking lots require attention from building management and maintenance staff. A safe, secure parking area improves your property and its reputation as it is one of the first encountered seen by visitors. You want parking lots to feel safe and welcoming. There are simple and easy ways to improve parking lots using signs, permits, and more.
Parking permits help you control, maintain, and monitor parking lots. By issuing parking permits, residents and visitors are held accountable for following parking rules and traffic signs. Use custom permits that display your logo and/or colors to help you spot unauthorized vehicles, and a log book to track permits and violations. An official, authoritative permit program improves overall security. Get tips on making the most of parking permit programs.
When guests and residents do not follow parking rules, it creates a chain reaction of frustration and chaos. Violations include:
Handicap spot violations
Misuse of permits
Parking in fire zones
Exceeding time limits on loading zones or visitor spots
Improve safety and minimize driver confusion with highly visible parking lot signs. Post signs regarding parking rules, tow-away zones, parking permits and more.
Signs directing drivers where they may and may not park will help reduce parking violations and frustrations. Well placed stop signs, crosswalk signs, and one-way notices help ensure pedestrian safety in your parking lots.
As a general rule, you want to pressure wash your parking lots and parking garages once or twice a year, in the spring and fall. Be sure to consult local regulations concerning water restrictions and storm drains.