The average parking spot on the street is only about 25 feet wide, according to the city of Chicago.
This means that parking lots can be anywhere from about 2 feet wide to 5 feet wide.
The larger parking spaces, however, can take up a lot of space, especially in downtown areas.
To get a sense of what this parking lot space can really look like, Recode looked at the amount of parking in Chicago’s parking lots.
To calculate this, we divided the area by the parking lot capacity, which is the square footage of the parking area divided by the number of parking spaces per square foot.
We then multiplied the result by the total number of spaces in the parking space, which we rounded up to the nearest thousand.
In other words, this is the area that could be filled by an average parking space of 2 feet.
The map below shows what the city’s parking lot is capable of, based on its parking capacity.
The biggest parking spots are on the north side of the city, at the intersection of Randolph and Lake, with 4,845 spaces.
The second biggest spot is on the west side of Lake, at Lake Shore Drive, with 3,862 spaces.