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AS2890.6

Australian Standard 2890.6 - 2009

Off-street parking for individuals with a disability

This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee CE-001, Parking Facilities and supersedes AS2890.1 - 1993, Parking Facilities, Part 1: Off-street car parking in respect of requirements for parking for individuals with a disability.

It is one of a series of Parking related Standards, as listed below:

Australian / New Zealand Standards

  • 2890 Parking Facilities
  • 2890.1 Part 1: Off-street parking
  • 2890.6 Part 6: Off-street parking for individuals with a disability
  • 2890.2 Part 2: Off-street commercial vehicle facilities
  • 2890.3 Part 3: Bicycle Parking Facilities
  • 2890.5 Part 5: On-street Parking Facilities

The principle change from the previous Standard is the provision of shared areas adjacent to dedicated parking spaces for people with a disability. These now provide for new technology associated with the loading and unloading of wheelchairs and their occupants by means of ramps or platform hoists fitted to the side or rear of a vehicle. The ways in which this new technology is accommodated is described in Appendix A.

Section 1 - Scope & General

1.1 SCOPE

This Standard specifies minimum requirements for the provision of off-street parking for individuals with a disability.

1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS

The following are referred to in this Australian Standards:

1428 Design for Access & Mobility

1428.1 Part 1: General Requirements for access - New building work

 

1.3 DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of this Standard the following apply:

1.3.1 Dedicated (parking) space

A parking space set aside exclusively for the parking of a single vehicle.

1.3.2 Shared Space

An area adjacent to a dedicated space provided for access or egress to or from a parked vehicle which may be shared with any other purpose which does not involve other than transitory obstruction of the area, e.g. a walkway, a vehicle aisle, dual use with another adjacent dedicated space.

1.3.3 Shall

Indicates that a statement is mandatory .

1.3.4 Should

Indicates a recommendation.

 

SECTION 2 - Parking Space Layout and Access

2.1 GENERAL

2.2 PARKING SPACES - DIMENSIONS

2.3 PAVEMENT SLOPE AND SURFACE

2.4 HEADROOM

2.5 KERB RAMPS

 

SECTION 3 - Space Identification and Delineation

3.1 SPACE IDENTIFICATION

3.2 SPACE DELINEATION

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