STAND have met with Council officials to discuss the impact of the red routes on people with disabilities. Our stance is that where there are double yellow lines on the road, at the moment people with blue badges can park for up to three hours providing there are no yellow bands on the pavement, you are not causing an obstruction and you park with the blue badge clearly visible. Red routes take this right away and therefore there must be reasonable adjustments put in place to allow people with disabilities who have a blue badge to access goods and services they need.
We have made our views clear and have enabled several changes to be made to the proposed red routes. If you have any concerns about the proposals please get in touch with STAND via this website.