How does a vehicle’s width relate to the parking stall width?

5 years ago by in Functional Design

A car door opening clearance is approximately 20 to 24 inches. Adjacent parking spaces share this clearance while vehicles are parked.  When parking adjacent to a built wall or structure, a common practice is to add an additional foot of stall width to the typical space.

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