Updated details for ‘Blue Badge’ drivers as city reopens

Bec Horner

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Updated details for ‘Blue Badge’ drivers as city reopens

The council have updated the details of support available to drivers with a ‘Blue badge’.

Facilities include 40 replacement Blue Badge bays in Monk Bar car park and a free taxi shuttle service from Monk Bar car park to the city centre. There is also a map (see www.york.gov.uk/bluebadgeparking)  featuring all disabled toilets, new footstreet locations and disabled parking. 

Footstreets, newly pedestrianised city centre streets, are:

  • Blake Street
  • Church Street
  • Colliergate
  • Goodramgate (between Deangate and King’s Square)
  • King’s Square
  • Lendal
  • St Helen’s Square

Blue Badge holders will no longer be able to drive into parts of the footstreets between 10.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Sunday (footstreet hours).

Barriers and signs will be in place every day between 10.30am and 5.00pm on Blake Street and Goodramgate, staffed with marshals, who will enable access for emergency and other authorised vehicles, such as Dial a Ride.

Parking for Blue Badge holders will still be available at Castlegate.

On-street pay and display bays

Blue Badge holders can park in on-street ‘pay and display’ bays, shown as blue lines on the map , free of charge.

Some have waiting restrictions (single yellow lines), restricting parking between certain hours of the day.

Blue Badge holders can use these bays for a maximum of 3 hours when yellow lines are enforceable (usually between 8.00am and 6.00pm); there is no time limit during normal ‘pay and display’ hours (usually between 6.00pm and 8.00am).

Relevant signage is alongside every ‘pay and display’ bay.

You must also display a time clock if you are parking during restricted hours.

Community transport

Flexible door-to-door transport services are available for Blue Badge holders who cannot access public transport, ensuring access to facilities and amenities in the wider city.

For more information about community transport, visit:

Piccadilly car park has reopened, with access to the Shopmobility service. Please check with Shopmobility for opening times on telephone 01904 679222, or email info@shopmobilityyork.org.uk.



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