The primary aim of the parking scheme was to reduce congestion in this part of the city. In order to achieve this it was necessary to reallocate kerbside parking space for use by taxis, delivery vehicles and disabled badge holders.
Part of this process was to relocate the disabled badge holder spaces on the north side of St. Swithin's Street. New spaces for use by disabled badge holders have been created in Cornmarket and The Cross and the existing facilities in The Trinity and Trinity Street have been extended.
The following map shows the locations of on-street parking spaces for disabled badge holders in this general area:
Disabled badge holders can also park on double yellow lines for up to 3 hours provided there is no loading ban in place (as indicated by kerb blips) and vehicles are not parked obstructively.
Disabled badge holders are also exempt from time restrictions in on-street limited waiting bays.
Free parking for disabled badge holders is available in all car parks operated by Worcester City Council (except Cornmarket). For more information please see its website at http://www.worcester.gov.uk/.
CrownGate Shopping Centre has a specialist service called Worcester Shopmobility that has a wide variety of scooters and wheel chairs for daily hire. Worcester Shopmobility can be located on Level Six of the CrownGate multi-storey car park or can be contacted on 01905 610523.
It's open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 4.30pm with daily hire costing £4 including car parking charge. A Membership Scheme is also available.