Opening the city centre to Blue Badge holders

Following the Labour Council’s decision on 12th October to reopen the footstreets, it was announced on 20th November that the first BB holders will be allowed in on 4th January.

AND THEY WERE – WATCH IT HERE AND READ ABOUT IT HERE

There’s more progress to be fought for so do get involved with the wider transport strategy consultation at https://www.york.gov.uk/OurBigConversation.

You can also phone 01904 5551550 or email CYCAccessTeam@york.gov.uk to register your interest.

And if you’re a Blue Badge holder make sure that your contact details are up to date

Who We Are

We are a coalition of charities, associations, action groups and other organisations who aim to reverse the ban on blue badge holders’ access to York’s pedestrian streets.

Photos: Above – placards outside the gates to the Museum Gardens; Right: protest ahead of handing in 2,700+ postcards to Council in October

Peaceful protest outside Council meeting October 2022

YouTube Documentary

 

Watch this YouTube video to see how disabled people are being left behind in the City of York

Our Call to Action

We believe people with a Blue Badge should be able to access York’s city centre in 2022 and thereafter, as they could in 2019.
 

We call on the City of York Council and North Yorkshire Police to enter into meaningful discussions with disabled people; to agree access to the foot streets with sufficient parking spaces, designed in a way that addresses legitimate security concerns.

WE DID IT!  DELIVERED MORE THAN 2,700 POSTCARDS TO THE COUNCIL ON 20TH OCTOBER.  AN AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT  –  AND A GREAT PEACEFUL PROTEST DESPITE THE ATROCIOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS! SEE ‘OUR POSTCARD CAMPAIGN PAGE’ FOR MORE!

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