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10 June 2009

The UK Blue Badge Map [via direct.gov.uk]

The UK Blue Badge Map [via direct.gov.uk]

Finally a very useful map that will help aid 'Blue Badge' users finding parking across the UK.

Blue Badge Parking Map - UK

The Blue Badge map can be used to find:

  • Blue Badge parking bays in over 100 towns and cities across the UK
  • Red Route parking bays in London
  • petrol stations and their service facilities on major routes in the UK
  • accessible public toilets in over 100 towns and cities across the UK
  • railway stations and their accessibility
  • Underground stations and their accessibility in London
  • taxi ranks
  • Shopmobility centres
  • accessible beaches
  • Wheelyboat locations
  • Mobility Centres
  • locations of interest, like town halls, hospitals, museums and tourist attractions
  • parking rules for all councils in the UK
The map features Blue Badge bays, council car parks, taxi ranks and public toilets in 115 towns and cities across the UK. Red Route bays in London are also covered.

In addition, petrol stations along major routes are featured, indicating their services. This includes cash machines, 24-hour-opening, accessible toilets and ServiceCall

New on the map are railway stations, including their access level. There are three access levels:

  • accessible - step-free access to all platforms and staff to help
  • partly accessible - step-free access to all platforms but there may not be any staff to help
  • inaccessible - steps to some or all platforms
The Blue Badge Map
http://bluebadge.direct.gov.uk/index.php?br_wid=1280&br_hgt=1024

Well done to DirectGov for implementing this, it is very useful for all.

Also available in Welsh.
http://bluebadge.direct.gov.uk/cy/index.php?br_wid=1280&br_hgt=1024

For more information about the map:
Blue badge scheme map

and how to get this information on your mobile device:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Hl1/Help/YourQuestions/DG_069492

Related News:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ouch/2009/06/get_the_blue_badge_map_on_your.html

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