Do you want to calculate the parking area for your lot? This calculator can help you to find out the total space needed for parking in a given lot. Simply input the total lot area and parking ratio into the calculator to determine parking area.

## Parking Area Calculator

**What is a Parking Area?**

A parking area is a defined space where a car can be parked. It can be an open-air parking lot, a street-side, or a multi-story parking structure known as a parking garage. The size and shape of a parking area are configured to fit the planned number of cars, ensuring adequate access to each vehicle and convenient arrangement with the efficient use of space.

### Steps for Using The Calculator

Using the Parking Area Calculator is simple. Here’s how you can do it:

**1. Basic Calculator**:

Enter any two values among:

- Total Lot Area (ft²)
- Parking Ratio (%)
- Parking Area (ft²)

The calculator will compute the missing value.

**2. Advanced Calculator**:

Enter the following values:

- Total Lot Area (ft²)
- Number of Parking Spots
- Average Parking Spot Size (ft²)

The calculator will provide the efficiency ratio of the parking area.

#### How to Calculate Parking Area

The formula used in the Parking Area Calculator is:

`$PLS = S \times AS$`

- $PLS –$ is the Parking Lot Size (ft²)
- is the number of spaces
- s the area per space (ft²)

**Calculation Example**

Let’s see how the calculator works with some examples.

**1. Basic Calculation Example**:

Suppose you have 50 parking spaces, each occupying 180 ft².

Calculate the Parking Lot Size (

):- $PLS = 50 \times 180$
- $PLS = 9000 \text{ ft²}$

**2. Advanced Calculation Example**:

For example a lot area of 20,000 ft², with 100 parking spots, each 180 ft².

Calculate Efficiency Ratio:

`$Total \; Parking \; Area = 100 \times 180 = 18000 \text{ ft²}$`

`$Efficiency \; Ratio = \frac{18000}{20000} \times 100 = 90\%$`

#### FAQs

**What is a Parking Area Calculator for?**

It enables planning and allocating the right amount of space for parking in an area.

**Can it compute for irregularly shaped lots?**

Just remember that the calculator assumes that lots are rectangular. Any irregular shapes may need to be divided into smaller rectangles, and the area must be found separately for each.

**How big should the average size of a parking space be?**

An average size is normally about 180 square feet for a parking space, although this dimension may vary according to the regulation and design concept.

I hope you found the Parking Area Calculator is a valuable tool for you project. It is useful for anyone involved in planning or managing parking spaces. still, If you have any question you can ask in the comment section.