Newark’s disabled parking facilities were rated fifth best in the country.

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89% of the city’s parking lots have disabled parking, making it one of the most accessible for disabled drivers in the country and enough space for Newark’s 1,504 blue badge holders.

This was the result of a Nationwide Vehicle Contracts Parking Accessibility survey that analyzed Parkopedia data for 56 parking spaces across the UK to calculate the percentage of accessible parking spaces available at each location.

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Worcester topped the list with 96% of parking spaces offering accessible spaces for blue ID holders. Epsom took second place (95%) and Croydon from south London came third (94%).

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Of the cities analyzed, Derby topped the list of places that do not have essential parking facilities for disabled drivers. Only 42% (22) of the parking spaces offered barrier-free spaces, 58% none. This is despite the fact that 5,112 blue passport holders are registered in the city.

Southampton came in second, with 46% of the parking spaces non-accessible. The port city was followed by Liverpool, which took third place with 44%.

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Keith Hawes, Director of Nationwide Vehicle Contracts said, “With people with hidden disabilities such as autism, MS and mental health issues now having the option to apply for a blue badge, it is important that cities ensure that more accessible parking spaces are available stand.

“Cities need to become more inclusive and accessible, especially when the main street has problems.

“We are also likely to see more Brits renting cars and driving to their whereabouts this summer as overseas travel is still limited. Cities and towns, especially those known as UK tourist traps, should stock up on their facilities view Sure that they can provide inclusive parking for everyone. “