A parking lot is one of the first things noticed by customers, clients, and visitors entering a facility. The color contrast of a
newly striped lot is attractive and is a good indication that the property owner emphasizes maintenance. A well-marked
parking lot directs people safely around the parking area. Crosswalks, stop bars, loading-zone markings, and properly
marked pickup areas, such as for customers or boarding vehicles, inform pedestrians where they should walk, when to give
right-of-way to traffic, and what areas to avoid. A property owner aims to get the most cars possible into a parking lot to
maintain cost-effectiveness. The right layout and parking lot striping can help meet this goal.