Issue 12, July 2018

Matters

Disabled Parking Accreditation for Mid Sussex car parks

Disabled Parking AccreditationFifteen of our car parks have been awarded Disabled Parking Accreditation by Disabled Motoring UK. This means the car parks meet strict criteria for the provision of spaces, accessibility and clear enforcement of disabled bays.

Signage must give clear information and instructions for the use of a building and there should be level access between pedestrian entrances/exits and parking bays. Lifts or ramps must be provided where levels are not even.  Lighting, payment machines and alternative payment methods also form part of the criteria as well as concessions where appropriate to allow disabled people additional time.

The car parks have also retained their 'Park Mark' status for another three years, which demonstrates they are safe to use and that there are measures in place to deter crime.

Park Mark car parks have clear directional signage and use traffic flow techniques like one-way circulation so drivers are not confused about which way to go. Pedestrian access and exit points are clearly indicated and painted paths highlight the safest places to walk. Park Mark car parks have lower levels of crime and reduce the fear of crime because they have measures in place to deter offenders, such as perimeter fencing, surveillance and bright lighting. They are also clean and well-kept to reassure drivers they are in a safer environment.

 

 

 

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