To help people with disabilities gain easy access to the city, most of Chichester District Council car parks have specially allocated parking bays. If these bays are full, any other pay and display bay in the car parks can be used free of charge provided:
- the vehicle must displaying a valid disabled person's badge; and
- the registered disabled person is either driving the car or is a passenger.
Blue (Disabled) badge holders can use any of the on-street voucher parking spaces or the specially allocated spaces adjacent to the pedestrian centre with no time limit or payment. If you choose to park on a single or double yellow line on street you will need to display your clock as your maximum stay is three hours except where there is a loading or un-loading restriction where parking is invalid.
Blue Badge Scheme
The Blue Badge Scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with severe walking difficulties, who travel either as drivers or passengers. The scheme also applies to registered blind people, and people with very severe upper limb disabilities who regularly drive a vehicle but cannot turn a steering wheel by hand. It allows badge holders to park close to their destination. These national concessions apply only to on-street parking.
A Council-funded Shopmobility service operates from Chichester's East Pallant car park between 9am and 3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Powered and manual wheelchairs and powered scooters can be hired to make it easier for people with mobility difficulties to get around the central shopping area.