With the city bursting at the seams, there isn’t enough space on the roads to drive, let alone park. There are cars all over the place – residential colonies, apartment buildings, business areas, shopping areas, none of which have escaped the scourge of the “No Parking” sign. Multiplexes invest in multi-level parking and commercial spaces have valet parking, but what does the apartment dweller do?
Taking advantage of this hurdle is the concept of stack parking, where cars can be parked vertically, that is, one over the other, using a movable base-plate that lifts the lower car off the floor to a designated
higher level in order to accommodate another car in its place. The idea is catching on especially with the latest constructions, successfully taking the burden of haphazard parking off the roads and streets, though at snail’s pace.
Stack parking are of two types – dependent and independent. In dependent stack parking, the car on the ground has to be evacuated in order to bring the car on the upper plate to the ground. Independent
stack parking on the other hand has a trench the size of a car, through which the parking channel slides up and down enabling efficient parking and removal of cars.
- 1.Roads free enough for moving traffic
- 2.Requires smaller space
- 3.Value for money
- 1. little time-consuming
- 2. Requires careful handling
While stack parking is still gaining acceptance, evolution parking has already kicked in. With its super-efficient functions, it is expected to become the in-thing. Till then, let’s give stack parking a big thumbs