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How to Improve Parking Lot Safety

Traffic Management | December 10, 2020

Knowing how to improve parking lot safety will help you create a safer environment for both drivers and pedestrians. At Valley Traffic Systems, we know that sometimes making even the slightest adjustments to a parking lot or parking structure can make a huge difference in the overall safety of the space. That is why we offer a range of traffic products, such as speed bumps and signs, that can be used to improve parking lot safety.

Tips for Improving Parking Lot Safety

Some of the easiest ways that you can improve parking lot safety for pedestrians and drivers include:

1. Establish a Clear Traffic Flow

Establishing a clear traffic flow throughout the entire parking lot by installing directional signage and arrows can help keep traffic moving consistently, while also providing guidance to drivers in areas that may have blind spots. Having highly visible and clearly marked striping and paint for parking spaces, handicapped parking spots, pedestrian crosswalks, emergency vehicle lanes, and two-way traffic can go a long way in improving the overall safety of a parking lot.

2. Install Speed Bumps

If you find that vehicles are moving too quickly throughout the parking structure, installing speed bumps in front of buildings and near pedestrian crosswalks can help encourage drivers to slow down and pay closer attention to their surroundings. Make sure that all speed bumps are as visible as possible for drivers, either by having them painted with a highly visible colour or by installing warning signs, so that drivers will have enough time to slow down before reaching the speed bumps.

3. Use Clear Signage

Clear communication is key to enhancing the overall safety in a parking lot or parking structure. Installing signs that are specifically designed to quickly communicate information to both drivers and pedestrians—speed limit signs, directional signs, and signs that indicate available security tools like emergency phones—will make it easier for everyone to understand the rules of the parking lot and what they can and cannot do in the space.

If you would like to learn more about how to improve parking lot safety, or if you are interested in one of our parking lot safety products, please contact Valley Traffic Systems at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on our website. Our team of dedicated traffic management experts would love to help you select the best products for creating a safer parking lot for both drivers and pedestrians.


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