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York a ‘no go zone’ for Disabled people

24 November 2021

Disabled campaigners in York are planning a legal challenge against City of York Council after it voted to ban blue badge parking on key city centre streets. 

York Accessibility Action (YAA), told the Guardian that the city has become a “no go zone” for many Disabled people and there was now no accessible parking within 150 metres of the city centre.

The council voted unanimously to stop Disabled parking in pedestrianised areas to make way for the installation of anti-terrorism defences. YAA will say in its legal challenge that such moves breach the Equality Act 2010 and the human rights of Disabled residents and visitors.

They have instructed a lawyer and are exploring whether they have a case for a judicial review.