Parking and Types of Parking Facilities
What is PARKING?
Parking is the act of stopping a vehicle and leaving it unoccupied for more than a brief time. Parking on one or both sides of a road is commonly permitted, though often with restrictions. Parking facilities are constructed in combination with most buildings, to facilitate the coming and going of the buildings’ users.
TYPES OF PARKING FACILITIES
Parking facilities include indoor and outdoor private property belonging to a house, the side of the road where metered or laid-out for such use:
> a parking lot (American English) or car park (British English);
> indoor and outdoor multi-level structures;
> shared underground parking facilities;
>and facilities for particular modes of vehicle such as dedicated structures for cycle parking.
REGIONAL VARIATIONS OF PARKING
* Parking ramp (used in some parts of the upper Midwestern United States, especially Minneapolis, but sometimes seen as far east as Buffalo, New York). Elsewhere, the term “ramp” would apply to the inclines between floors of a parking garage, but not to the entire structure itself.
* Multi-storey car park
* Car park (UK, Hong Kong, South Africa)
* Parkade (Canada, South Africa, Northeastern Pennsylvania)
* Parking structure (Western U.S.)
* Parking garage (Canada and USA, where this term does not always distinguish between outdoor above-ground multi-level parking and indoor underground parking.
* Parking deck (Eastern USA, an outdoor above-ground multi-level parking facility)
* Carport (open-air single-level covered parking)
* Cycle park (UK)
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