Disabled Parking Accreditation - Park Mark Safer Parking Awards
After being assessed by the British Parking Association, the following Council car parks have been awarded the Disabled Parking Accreditation (DPA) award and also the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.
- Abbey Street car park, Coleraine
- The Mall car park, Coleraine
- Railway Place car park, Coleraine
- Railway Road car park, Coleraine
- Long Commons car park, Coleraine
- East Strand car park, Portrush
- Dunluce Avenue car park, Coleraine
This Disabled Parking Accreditation award recognises off-street car parks that are accessible to disabled people.
It is an independent not not-for-profit scheme run by Disabled Motoring UK and managed by the British Parking Association. The DPA aims at providing parking for disabled motorists and reducing the abuse of disabled bays.
Car Parks that achieve the DPA will be demonstrating to their customers that they are committed to creating high quality parking facilities for disabled people.
The Safer Parking Scheme is administered by the British Parking Association and is a national standard for UK car parks that have low crime and measures in place to ensure the safety of people and vehicles.
A Park Mark is awarded to each car park that achieves the challenging standards. The distinctive Park Mark signage helps drivers find car parks where they can confidently leave their vehicle, knowing the environment is safer.
Whilst there are other private facilities in Northern Ireland which hold these awards, Causeway Coast and Glens and Borough Council are the first and only local authority in Northern Ireland to gain these prestigious Awards.