Opening the city centre to Blue Badge holders

Following the new Labour Council’s decision on 12th October 2023 to reopen the footstreets, the first BB holders were allowed in through Goodramgate on 4th January 2024.

 WATCH IT HERE AND READ ABOUT IT HERE

On 1st March it was announced that a second entry through Blake St was opened.           You can find out about the routes and about where you can park here 

More work will continue on improving access to, and in, the city centre.  To find  out more or to give feedback,  phone 01904 5551550 or email CYCAccessTeam@york.gov.uk 

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!

WE DID IT!!

"I miss when York felt like home."
A York Resident
"I'm embarrassed that my city does not welcome disabled people and that the council are so dismissive of our rights to move around the city."
A York Resident
"I fell in love with York age 14 and moved here at 18. Now, age 35, I'm unwelcome."
A York Resident