Cities everywhere are matchmakers. They match workers with jobs, students with education services, citizens with health services, and people with people. All this needs space. Cities are expanding at a rapid pace and to accommodate the increasing urban population, cities need to think bigger.
Today, cities are acquiring the capabilities and responsibilities to form, define and stimulate national economic and social growth. To maximize their impact, it is important they are decongested, comfortable, and appropriately planned.
In overcrowded urban areas in India that face a scarcity of space, drivers often have no option but to park on roads or in spaces reserved for other uses or sometimes even on sidewalks. This shortens available space, hindering the free flow of traffic and raising the probability of road accidents.
How can cities overcome the challenge of insufficient space for parking? A feasible parking solution is to construct multilevel parking systems by employing vertical space to correct use rather than utilizing horizontal space.
What are multilevel parking systems?
The concept of multilevel parking is quite old, but it gained momentum in recent years due to rapid urbanization and the increasing crunch of parking space due to that. In simple terms, a multilevel parking system is a semi-automatic or fully-automatic parking facility that allows many cars to be parked on various levels. The thought behind building a multilevel building is to optimize the existing car parking space and utilize vertical space that is widely available in cities.
What are the types of multilevel parking systems?
Multilevel parking systems come in variable sizes according to the building’s parking requirements. However, they are widely categorized as dependent/independent stack parking systems, semi-automatic puzzle parking systems, and fully automatic parking systems which further include lift & shuttle, tower parking systems.
How can multilevel parking systems benefit Indian cities?
Multilevel parking systems can ensure optimum space utilization as multiple cars can be parked in the same amount of space. They are characterized by lower installation, maintenance, and operational costs. Multilevel parking systems help reduce CO2 emissions as users don’t need to drive around to find a parking spot. Multilevel parking systems operate at low dB levels and therefore are noiseless. One of the most crucial benefits of multilevel parking systems is that by parking in specified areas, cars are parked appropriately and safely, roads are decongested, reducing traffic congestion. There is more space left for public spaces, gardens, and amenities. Multilevel parking systems are already being used at many buildings in India such as metro stations, shopping centers, commercial hubs, and residential buildings.
KLAUS Multiparking is an originally Germany-based multilevel parking systems designer, manufacturer, and installer. KALUS multiparking systems are ingenious parking solutions that offer users ultimate safety, comfort, and a very easy parking experience.
KLAUS products range from dependent and independent stack parking systems, semi-automatic puzzle parking systems to premium fully-automatic parking systems.
As the space in urban and semi-urban areas becomes more limited, traditional parking garages or lots are proving to be unsafe and time-consuming. Multilevel parking systems are a parking solution that is feasible, secure, and convenient. Such advanced systems need to replace conventional parking lots to ensure optimum utilization of urban spaces and make way for the growing population.