Information about parking for people with disabilities in Dudley Borough
The Blue Badge scheme provides a range of parking options for people with mobility problems or who have difficulty using public transport.
The badge enables holders to park close to where they need to go. The scheme operates throughout the UK. It is run by local authorities who deal with applications and issue badges.
Disabled parking in our car parks
Disabled people are able to park free of charge in any of the parking bays in all of our car parks. Blue Badges must be displayed and parking is subject to the following restrictions:
Parking within our short stay car parks has 3 hour time limit
The disabled clock and badge must be displayed with the clock set at the time of arrival
Parking in the long stay car parks is available all day, subject to the opening and closure times of the car parks
Most of our car parks have specific disabled parking spaces. However Blue Badge holders are not restricted to the disabled bays and can park in any of the normal bays free of charge.
On street parking
- Badge holders may park free of charge and without time limit at on street “pay and display” machines unless a local traffic order is in force. Signs explaining any restrictions will be in place. The Blue Badge must be displayed face up.
Badge holders may also park on single or double yellow lines for up to three hours except when there's loading or unloading restrictions. These are usually notified by a single or double yellow mark on the kerb and a sign showing the times that loading bans are in force.
Where parking is limited to a specified time as shown by signs, badge holders may park without time limit. The Blue Badge must be displayed.
There's also disabled parking spaces available in town centre locations.
At some of these locations a time restriction may apply during certain hours. Please check the signs and display your Blue Badge. If a time limit applies set the clock correctly.
- Please consult your Blue Badge Scheme Booklet for full conditions of use.
Where not to park on street
The following restrictions apply:
- During the time a loading or unloading ban is in force
- Where there are double white lines in the centre of the road
- In a bus or tram lane during its hours of operation
- In a cycle lane
- On pedestrian crossings and on zig zag markings approaching pedestrian crossings
- In bays reserved for specific users e.g. permit holders, loading bays, taxis, cycles or bus stops
- On school "keep clear" markings
Disabled parking places
These are known as 'advisory disabled parking places' (ADPP)
They assist residents who have a disability and find it difficult to use a vehicle either owned or available to them.