About Us

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.

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.

Peaceful protest at Cliffords Tower summer 2022

Related Issues

Our objective is to reverse the ban on blue badge holders’ access to York’s pedestrian streets.


Nevertheless, we recognise that York also faces other important challenges including blue badge parking in other parts of York and access for disabled cyclists. We share information about these challenges and alert members to issues including planning applications, proposed developments and emerging plans.

Member Organisations

Our members come from a wide range of organisations across York. 

If your organisation would like to join, please get in touch by clicking here.

Accessible Arts and Media

Age UK York​

Ageing Without Children (AWOC) York

Associazione Premio Eleanor Worthington (York-Urbino)

Different Strokes – York

Healthwatch York

Lollipop York

MySight York

Older Citizens Advocacy York

St Sampson’s Social Centre

The Wilberforce Trust

Unite Community York

United Taxi Trade York comprising:

  • Station Taxi Association

  • Independent Taxi Association

  • Hackney Carriage Association

  • York Private Hire Association

  • York Taxi Action Group

York Accessibility Action

York Access Hub

York Carers Centre

York CVS

York Cycle Campaign

York Dementia Collaborative

York Disability Rights Forum

York Human Rights City Network

York Inspirational Kids (YIKS)

York LGBT Forum

York ME Community

York Older People’s Assembly

York People First

York Sight Loss Council