Anyone know of a website with design info, such as the minimum turn radius.
For example, if I am standing well away from a house and facing the garage
how much space is needed to the left of the garage door, if I want to
and then reverse the car to the right. Take the car as 15'-18' long maximum.
Basically, I want to maximize my landscape and minimize the paved area.
I did a google search and found a few mildly interesting things but mostly
Virtually every "main" public library, if not all branches
will have one or two copies of Architectural Graphic
Standards in their reference sections. Not usually for
checking out, but you can make copies of a couple of pages,
which will do the trick.
Maybe worth the effort, to see what you can reasonably get
by with (AGS tends to be a bit conservative in space
requirements and well-covers the circa '70s autos as well as
more current), do a Google for parking buildings, parking
equipment, etc. Also, some residential garage door
manufacturers often have rudimentary layouts (illustrating
backing and turning, etc.) and may be worth some Google
Or, you can call some garage door retailers to see if they
have some data for you. Best thing, however, is the library
and AGS, but remember, you can stay at the lower end of what
they prescribe . . . except for differences between "curb"
and "wall" clearances in turning/backing.
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