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Decision details

COVID 19 - Further mitigations for blue badge holders

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

Decision:
1. To approve the creation of a parking bay on Duncombe Place (at the north west end of the street) allowing parking for Blue Badge holders for up to 3 hours and loading for up to 30mins seven days/week. To provide additional dedicated capacity for blue badge holders near the footstreets.

2. To approve the investigation and implementation of additional disabled bays in other on-street areas where feasible.

3. To approve an extension to the operating hours of the temporary blue badge taxi service based in Monk Bar car park. The extension of the footstreets hours to 8pm means that the taxi service, originally agreed to run until 5pm, is out of alignment. The cost of this is now £358 per day (an uplift of £120 per day). The service will run until the end of July, but is under constant review in terms of extending beyond that date based on usage.

4. To start an engagement process to take an holistic review of disabled access and blue badge provision across the whole city, in the context of COVID related measures, and develop a series of options to respond to feedback given.

This will be reviewed in line with changes to COVID Alert levels

Reason for the Decision:
To maintain social distancing whilst implementing the council’s Covid Recovery plan. This action supports the councils Covid Economic Recovery Transport and Place Strategy to reopen the city centre, including the hospitality sector, whilst enabling social distancing.

Options Considered:

Option 1 - Approve decisions as outlined.
Option 2 - Reject decisions as outlined.

Options Rejected:

Option 2 was rejected.

Publication date: 15/07/2020

Date of decision: 15/07/2020

Accompanying Documents:

 

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