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More Disabled Parking Spaces In York


6:46am 18th December 2013

City of York Council is increasing the amount of disabled parking spaces in York’s city centre.

They say that blue badge holders are able to park free of charge anywhere in all council owned car parks, which provide a number of spaces that are wider and set aside specifically for use by blue badge holders only.

Work has now begun on expanding the number of disabled spaces in car parks in the city centre to try to better serve those who have restricted mobility, say City of York Council.

The number of disabled spaces has increased in the following areas by:

  • Castle car park- increased from six to 13 spaces
  • Bootham Row car park - increased from two to nine spaces
  • Monk Bar car park- increased from three to seven spaces
  • Piccadilly car park- increased by five - which will see an increase in the number of spaces set aside for use at the shopmobility scheme

Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet Member of Transport, Planning and Sustainability, said: “Through this investment we are not only increasing the number of off-street disabled parking spaces but encouraging groups and individuals to come forward and suggest even more areas where we could potentially add further disabled spaces on council car parks.”

Groups and individuals can submit suggestions to the council to be considered by emailing highway.regulation@york.gov.uk

The council says it is investing £1,500 from its capital funds towards the scheme.

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