Powerful Urban Planning Tool
When it comes to urban planning, few concepts can have such a broad positive impact on the process as Skyline Automated Parking Systems or APS. APS offer benefits for urban planning and design in areas including reducing traffic congestion, improving sustainability, preventing air pollution, eliminating crime, increasing land values, complying with zoning codes, aiding redevelopment, etc. They also figure in to related urban planning disciplines such as the environment, historic preservation, community, cultural, housing and transportation.
The Secret of APS Benefits
Space saving and flexibility are the two characteristics of Automated Parking Systems that make them such a valuable option for urban planners.
The primary purpose of APS is reducing the amount of space needed for car parking – saving land area and reducing building volume. Compared to conventional parking solutions such as multi-story car parks and garages, APS can provide parking for an equal number of cars while using up to 70% less land and 50% less building volume. Similarly, they can provide double the number of parking spaces as the typical solutions in the same area – or even more.
The typical multi-story car park is rectangular then scaled up horizontally and vertically. Alternatively, APS can easily be long, tall and thin to fit in alleys or as an attachment to a building wall. Their shape can be irregular either horizontally or vertically or even both ways to fit inside existing structures or confined areas. Slender cylindrical shapes make it quick and easy to set up APS underground.
Urban Planning with APS
The key to utilizing the advantages APS offer urban planning is to consider APS at the earliest possible design stage. APS are so unique that trying to evaluate them at the end of the design process as a direct replacement for conventional multi-story car parks diminishes many of their advantages. This way the extra area made available by the APS can be put to optimal use.