The spots have been measured
By Rose Marie Kitchen | Published May 6, 2017
Have you ever had to climb over your center console in your car to exit through the passenger side door? Or worse, have you had to climb through the backseat or trunk?
Well those are questions at Kean University that are answered with a yes far too often.
I set out to parking lots at Kean University, with my friend, flash light
and tape measure to get to bottom of the parking situation.
Sometimes it may feel like some spots are smaller than others, well I have the answer and measurements to that theory. After spending two hours in the dark at 1 a.m.; I have full break down of the width, of one spot in every single parking lot at Kean.
|Bruce Student||7 feet by 6 ½ inches|
|Bruce Teacher||8 feet by 8 ½ inches|
|Green Lane||8 feet by 8 ½ inches|
|Kean Hall||7 feet by 7 ½ inches|
|Science Building Student||7 feet by 8 inches|
|Science Building Teacher||7 feet by 8 inches|
|Henning’s Hall Student||7 feet by 8 inches|
|Henning’s Hall Teacher||7 feet by 9 inches|
|Hutchinson Student||7 feet 8 ½ inches|
|Hutchinson Teacher||7 feet by 9 inches|
|Willis||7 feet 8 ½ inches|
|Wilkins||7 feet by 9 inches|
|Vaughn Eames Student||7 feet by 7 inches|
|Vaughn Eames Teacher||7 feet by 8 inches|
|North Ave Student||7 feet by 8 inches|
|North Ave Teacher||7 feet by 8 inches|
|STEM Student||8 feet by 8 ½ inches|
|STEM Teacher||8 feet by 8 inches|
|East Campus Student||8 feet by 7 inches|
|East Campus Teacher||8 feet by 7 inches|
|Tennis Court in East Campus||8 feet by 6 inches|
|Harwood||8 feet by 2 inches|
|Kean Hall||7 feet by 8 inches|
|Visitor Lot||7 feet by 8 inches|
Dominick Carnevale, part of the heavy and general labors for 33 years as well a member of local union labors 472, has helped us break down what the different measurements of the parking spaces mean. Carnevale has paved roads and college parking lots specifically.
“There is no standard spot size,” said Carnevale. “Spots are created depending on the availability, the size of the lot and what is needed.”
He explained that some spots spaces are created smaller because they are designed for compact cars. He explained that college campuses need to utilize all the space they have and break down the lots accordingly.
If you are worried about car dents and dings be sure to arrive to campus early and park your car in one of the few 8 feet wide spaces.