We've put a number of measures in place in York city centre to improve access for disabled residents and visitors to:
- pedestrian areas
- shops and tourist attractions
- public toilets
Blue Badge parking in York
See further information about Blue Badge parking in York.
Customer lifts are also available.
City centre access for vehicles
We’ve reviewed our city centre access for vehicles and introduced new temporary vehicle restrictions to improve the safety and security of businesses, residents and visitors.
We still allow Blue Badge holders to drive in to the city centre to drop off passengers for easier access.
City centre footstreets are accessible at certain times of the day by cars, bicycles and other vehicles - please take care using these streets when they are open to traffic.
The AccessAble website provides detailed disabled accessibility guides to over 1,000 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, unless they're attended.
You can use RADAR keys for more than 9,000 accessible toilets across the UK, not just in York.
Get a RADAR key
RADAR keys are available for £3.00 from the Visit York tourist information centre.
For further information about RADAR keys, contact Disability Rights UK.
Please note: All public disabled facilities are locked between 8.00pm and 8.00am and will not be accessible between these times, even with a RADAR key.