We've put a number of measures in place in York city centre to improve access for disabled residents and visitors, relating to:
- using pedestrian areas
- shopping and tourist attractions
- public toilets
Blue Badge parking in York
Blue Badge holders can park free of charge in council car parks and our on-street 'pay and display' bays; see further information about Blue Badge parking in York, including changes to parking arrangements due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Footstreets and city centre access for vehicles
City centre footstreets are only accessible by cars, bicycles and other vehicles at certain times of the day - please check when you can enter footstreets if you need to use a vehicle, and take care using these streets when they are open to traffic if you're a pedestrian. Please check for changes to footstreets arrangements, due to the coronavirus pandemic, before you visit.
Be aware of our city centre restrictions for vehicles improve the safety and security of businesses, residents and visitors, following advice from police and anti-terrorism services.
Please check with Shopmobility for opening times on telephone 01904 679222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AccessAble website provides detailed disabled accessibility guides to over 100 buildings and services in York, including:
Specialist toilets in York
RADAR keys for disabled toilets
You'll need a RADAR key to use disabled access toilets (during opening hours*), unless an attendant is present.
RADAR keys open for more than 9,000 accessible toilets across the UK, not just in the facilities in York - If you arrive in York without a RADAR key, they're available for £3.50 from the Visit York tourist information centre.
*Disabled facilities are locked between 8.00pm and 8.00am; they are not accessible between these times, even with a RADAR key.