A driveway designed for single-vehicle width should be at least 10 feet wide. However, 12 feet is recommended as this will give you enough room to exit your vehicle without stepping off of the paved surface. A single-vehicle width of 8 or 9 feet may meet zoning requirements but has limited functionality.
A driveway designed for side-by-side parking should be at least 18 feet wide. However, 20-24 feet is recommended as it will give you plenty of room to exit your vehicle without swinging the door into the other vehicle.
Driveways should allow at least 20 feet of length for each vehicle, giving you enough room to walk between vehicles and the garage.
A turnaround is an area designed for extra parking or for backing up before driving forward out of a driveway. It’s a useful feature if you want to avoid backing down the driveway or onto a busy street. In deciding on a turnaround, you should think about cost, curb appeal, and zoning requirements. Turnarounds should be at least 20 feet from the garage. This distance allows enough maneuvering room for pulling out of the driveway, whether you’re parked in the garage or in front of it.
Turnarounds are typically 10 or 20 feet wide, depending on whether intended for one-vehicle or two-vehicle use. A turnaround to be used for extra parking should be 18-20 feet deep. If used only for backing up vehicles, 10-12 feet deep is sufficient.
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