You might think that disabled motorists would be an obvious customer group for electric recharging facilities, which makes it even more puzzling that so far there haven’t been any. Not any more, though, with NCP opening the UK’s first disabled/recharging bay at its Salford car park in Stanley Street.
The idea was proposed by Helen Dolphin MBE and Libbie Bilyard, founders of the People’s Parking accreditation, which aims to drive up standards in the parking industry.
The organisation encourages improvements by highlighting those car parks with facilities for disabled people, parents, commuters, cyclists, motorcyclists, EVs and those who drive wheelchair-accessible vehicles or camper vans. It also encourages welcoming facilities for all drivers, including good lighting, cleanliness and clear signs with proper pedestrian routes.