Functional Design

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How can the appropriate functional design improve pedestrian and vehicular safety?

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An efficient design can reduce the overall size of the parking facility, significantly impacting a number of operational features. This effective design accomplishes the following goals to improve pedestrian and vehicular comfort and safety.

  • Minimizing internal walls to increase visibility for drivers and pedestrians while minimizing isolated areas.
  • Limiting interaction, and therefore potential conflicts, between vehicles as well as pedestrians.
  • Improving the vehicular level of service through the garage via properly designed ramps.
  • Installing appropriate, strategically-located signage, visible to drivers and pedestrians.
  • Safely guiding pedestrian traffic flow toward their desired destinations.


*Federal, State, and Local codes govern most of these requirements and should be thoroughly investigated. Data presented herein should be considered guidelines only.  For more specific information and assistance with implementation of these guidelines, please contact THA Consulting, Inc. via email at