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Promenade Parking Aisles: Are They Code?

Parking spots and aisles at Walmart are slightly larger.

Many commentors on a Patch article about parking at the Brentwood Promenade said it's crowded, with a few blaming the width of the aisles.

Previously Patch measured the stalls (individual parking spots), so it seemed appropriate to go back and measure the aisles.

Do the aisles at the Promenade meet Brentwood's code? In a word, yes.

The code says aisles should be 23 feet wide. Of the 15 aisles measured at the Promenade, which is almost all of them, one came up short at 22 1/2 feet wide, and the rest were 23 feet or a few inches wider.

So the stall widths, at 9 feet wide, and the aisles, at 23, both meet Brentwood's code.

For comparisson, Walmart, in Maplewood, has stalls that are close to 9 1/2 feet wide, and the aisles are 25 feet wide. So Walmart's stalls are slightly wider and the aisles are 2 feet wider.

Maplewood's code doesn't specify an aisle width in feet. It only states an aisle should be "of such width and design as to provide safe and efficient means of access to a street or public service drive."

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