People with permanent and substantial walking difficulties can apply for a Blue Badge so that they can park closer to shops, restaurants and other places they want to visit in the city centre.
In all instances, your badge must be clearly on display, the badge holder must be in attendance, and users must abide by the local parking restrictions and signage.
Map of Blue Badge parking locations in York
The map above shows all of the areas that Blue Badge holders can park in the centre of York. This includes:
City centre car parks (shown in red) - Blue Badge holders can park in any standard bay in a council-run car park free of charge (within opening hours). See our car parks directory for more information.
Designated disabled bays (shown in orange) - There are dedicated disabled bays located next to Castle car park, and adjacent to the Library. Blue Badge holders are exclusively permitted to use these bays.
On Street Pay and Display bays (shown as blue lines) - There are various on street pay and display bays that allow Blue Badge holders to park. Some have a yellow line running through them, restricting parking between certain hours of the day. Blue Badge holders can use these bays for a maximum of 3 hours when the yellow lines are enforceable (usually 8am-6pm), and with no time limit during normal pay and display hours usually 6pm-8am). Relevant signage will be in place alongside every pay and display bay.
Park and Ride (stops shown as a square with bus in) - There are multiple park and ride stops close to the City centre and all buses are low floored and wheelchair accessible. We would encourage Blue Badge holders to make use of the park and ride sites where possible. Concessionary fares can be obtained by presenting your disabled person's bus pass.
Community Transport - Dial and Ride and York Wheels provide a flexible door-to-door transport service for Blue Badge holders who cannot access public transport, ensuring they still have access to facilities and amenities in the wider city.
Residents' Parking Bays - Blue Badge holders can park free of charge with no time limit in any residents parking bay. These are areas where you would normally require a permit to park your vehicle.
Single or Double Yellow lines - If necessary, and if no other suitable parking place is available, Blue Badge holders can park on a single or double yellow line for a maximum of 3 hours. If a loading ban is also in place, parking is not permitted, even for Blue Badge holders. Information on loading bans is available in the handbook that is provided with a Blue Badge and relevant signage will be in place where a loading ban is enforced. A time clock must also be displayed. Please be aware that when parking on yellow lines, once you have returned to your vehicle, there must be a period of at least one hour before you can park in the area again.
Footstreets - People with a Blue Badge may also park on the following streets:
- Blake Street
These streets are shown dark green on the map, other footstreets are shown as light green.
Blue Badge holders are allowed to park in these streets for a maximum of 3 hours and must display a time clock alongside their badge. These streets are part of the pedestrian footstreets zone which restricts vehicle access from 10.30am until 5pm, 7 days a week. However, Blue Badge holders are still able to park during these hours.