How To Increase Safety in a Commercial Parking Lot

Nobody likes dealing with a confusing or difficult parking lot. Whether you’re driving around to find a space or walking from your car to the front door of a local business, you want to feel that nothing bad is going to happen. Fortunately, there are many ways to increase safety in a commercial parking lot.

Pedestrian Crossing

Sometimes it can be chaotic trying to cross the parking lot to get to the front of the building when cars drive by. To help pedestrians get across and encourage cars to slow down, you may want to include some safety features. Stop signs and crosswalks help control the flow of traffic and give those on foot a chance to enter and exit the front doors with fewer issues. Installing handrails on any stairs and ramps provides additional safety features for those walking around the building.

Lighting Fixtures

One of the most vital things in a parking lot is lighting during the evening hours. Parking lots are often expansive, open areas. Therefore, illumination is essential for people and vehicles to avoid collisions and other accidents. Many parking lots have specific lighting requirements to prioritize safety for guests and employees. Having proper lighting highlights entrances. It also lets people move freely without worrying about what they may not be able to see in the darkness.

Proper Drainage

An important way to increase safety in a commercial parking lot is to maintain proper drainage. Both vehicles and passengers have a hard time getting around if heavy rains linger and fill the parking lot with several inches of water. Standing water may also freeze and create slipping hazards if you live in a region with colder winters. Therefore, you should ensure that the parking lot guides water toward storm drains and that the drains remain clear of obstructions.

By Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.