Blue Badge Access

A wheelchair adapted vehicle has it's rear open and a ramp down

The Advantages of Motor Vehicles for Disabled People (or why taking away our parking in city centres is disabling)

Thanks York Accessibility Action for this important post about why disabled people may need their vehicle, and how taking away parking is disabling us. Please note, you can download a longer version of this post. This post will offer a condensed version. In recent years we have seen an increasing number of local authorities explicitly …

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Executive around a table, voting

York permanently excludes Blue Badge holders, devastating lives

Last night in York, the lives of many Blue Badge holders were changed forever. A devastating vote from Exec means the permanent exclusion of Blue Badge holders from the footstreets area.  If you haven’t been following, catch up on our blog posts and timeline or on twitter. Last night Executive voted unanimously to exclude us …

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A Blue Badge clock dial

Wanting less traffic doesn’t mean wanting no Blue Badge holders

Jamie has kindly written a guest blog for us, talking about the footstreets issue specifically around a Freedom of Information request he made. You have the right to ask to see recorded information held by public authorities and can ask to see this under the Freedom of Information Act. TLDR: Jamie talks about the information …

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Disabled parking bay

Get in touch with your local councillor about the footstreets

City of York Council have yet another survey out about the footstreets extensions. We fully appreciate that it’s exhausting responding again and again, especially when the topic hasn’t really changed. However another way of having your thoughts raised is through your local ward councillor, or councillors. Contact your Councillor Councillors are people who are involved …

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