Health and social care

Age Friendly York

Getting out and about

Age Friendly York logo.

As part of the Age Friendly York project we're looking at getting out and about in York, focusing on:

We've also pulling together information about bench locations in York.


Age Friendly York: Your Journey

We're looking at transport around York, and whether it's:

  • reliable, well-maintained and clean
  • accessible, with priority seating, easy to board, not overcrowded
  • staffed with courteous, helpful drivers, who wait for passengers to be seated

Whether transport routes are well set out, with:

  • shelters available at pick up points
  • services which reach all parts of York with good connections
  • good traffic flow on established routes

Whether pedestrians' needs are considered, with:

  • well maintained, well lit footpaths, free of obstructions
  • non-slip pavements, wide enough for wheelchairs, with dropped curbs to road level
  • pavements reserved for pedestrians, separate from cycle paths
  • sufficient pedestrian crossings, safe for different types of disability

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Age Friendly York: Your Destination

We're also looking at whether York offers:

  • clean and pleasant public areas and green spaces
  • conveniently located, accessible venues
  • sufficient, well maintained outdoor seating
  • sufficient, well maintained, clean, accessible toilets

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Finding bench locations in York

Many of you tell us you need somewhere to sit down and rest your legs whilst out and about, so the availability of well-maintained benches in useful locations is important.

Check bench locations on a map; select ;'seats' within the 'street care' section.

Age Friendly York has been working with Home Instead who have agreed to lead on launching Take A Seat+.

As of April 2022 40 businesses have already signed up to offer a seat or a toilet to those that need one, without having to be a paying customer.

Take A Seat+ and the Age Friendly benches are marked on the Centre Disabled Access Map.

Also see

Age Friendly York

Adult Commissioning Team, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA