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ADA Compliance BRIEF: Restriping Parking Spaces (2015)

Features of Accessible Parking Spaces

Accessible Parking Spaces with 60-inch Minimum Width Access Aisle for Cars. Numbered links go to text describing features.

Accessible Parking Spaces with
60-inch Minimum Width Access Aisle for Cars


1. Parking space identification sign with the international symbol of accessibility complying with 703.7.2.1 mounted 60 inches minimum above the ground surface measured to the bottom of the sign.

2. If the accessible route is located in front of the parking space, install wheel stops to keep vehicles from reducing the clear width of the accessible route below 36 inches.

3. Two parking spaces may share an access aisle except for angled parking spaces (see below).

4. Access aisle width is at least 60 inches, must be at the same level and the same length as the adjacent parking space(s) it serves, maximum slope in all directions is 1:48, and access aisle must connect to an accessible route to the building. Ramps must not extend into the access aisle.

5. Parking space shall be 96 inches wide minimum, marked to define the width, and maximum slope in all directions is 1:48.

Additional Notes:

Where parking spaces are marked with lines, width measurements of parking spaces and access aisles are to centerlines, except for the end space which may include the full width of the line.

Access aisles may be located on either side of the parking space except for angled van parking spaces which must have access aisles located on the passenger side of the parking spaces.


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