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Accessible car parking spaces

If you design, manage or approve car parking spaces, you need to make sure that some are accessible to people with disabilities. Find out why they are needed and how they should be designed.

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This information is about providing car parking spaces that are suitable for use by people with disabilities, particularly wheelchair users and others with mobility aids. It has been written mainly for off-street car parking associated with buildings or building complexes, but the general requirements also apply to stand-alone municipal car parks.

Barrier Free New Zealand Trust and MBIE have jointly written this guide. It includes guidance from the Trust on locating and managing accessible car parks.

  • Published on 1 June 2008
  • Of interest to Territorial Authority, Owners, People with disabilities, Designers
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-32721-2 (Online)
  • 1st edition

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: