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What is BlueBadgeParking.com
BlueBadgeParking.com is a free, worldwide map and database of disabled / handicap parking places.
Through the power of crowd-sourcing, and with your help, we are building the most comprehensive and most up to date collection of disabled / handicap parking locations in the world.
From this data you can print your own maps - searching for a specific area, town, street or even a particular attraction - or download the database to your SatNav and search on the road!
The project was started in 2006 when I realised that online maps of disabled parking provision as produced by local authorities were scarce and where they did exist they were woefully out of date. Similarly, printed maps go out of date the moment they go to press and become less useful as time goes by.
BlueBadgeParking.com, on the other hand, continues to improve with time. You, as a user of the site, can add new locations and update existing locations. If you find a disabled parking space no longer exists you can even mark it for deletion from our database!
This means that BlueBadgeParking.com is as up to date as you, its users, make it.
Shortly after the project was started the UK's local authorities started removing disabled parking maps from their websites citing lack of funds for maintenance. This meant that BlueBadgeParking.com became more important and the crowdsourcing model seemed the ideal platform.
BlueBadgeParking.com is part of the wider GonMad Points-of-Interest database which also includes, among other things, Radar Key toilets (or SatLav as one magazine article put it!)
BlueBadgeParking.com is not only not-for-profit, it is entirely privately funded by its creator.
As such we have no budget for advertising and so rely on people like you to spread the word via word of mouth, social media, web links, letters/emails to magazines etc. Right now this is the best support you can give us.
Your support helps make us bigger and better.
Apps and Web Apps
We have a free Android App available on the Google Play store and this website is 'Mobile App' compliant for Android (Chrome), iOS (Apple Safari) and Windows Phone.
We are also Google Chrome Web App compliant so you can save a Web App link to your PC desktop from Chrome's Tools menu.
If you have an Android device we ask you to consider using the Android App as it saves us some bandwidth.
Use of the site and the database is entirely free for personal users (commercial users should contact licensing@BlueBadgeParking.com for further information). In order to avoid ambiguity you are specifically prohibitted from using this data in any physical product, software product or document that you do not own only as a consumer.
For clarity, this means that you may load the data onto your own personal Sat Nav device or into your own Smart Phone Sat Nav app but you are not permitted to bundle this data with a Sat Nav device or app that you sell or distribute. The latter would be considered commercial use even if no monetary value is placed on the inclusion of the data. For any commercial use a prior, written agreement must be obtained from the owners of BlueBadgeParking.com
The data may not be re-used or published on any website, blog, coverdisc or other data sharing medium.
For clarity, this means that you may include links to this website but you are prohibitted from providing direct access to data, downloads or using the data directly in your own publication.
The copyright and intellectual property associated with this site, its database and logos remains with Dan Gibson, GonMad and No Original Thought. Except for the 'wheelchair person' device which is used throughout with the permission of The Accessible Icon Project.
We will pursue prosecution for any breach of these usage and copyright terms.
General Blue Badge Info
For general information on disabled / handicap parking worldwide see the the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile site at www.disabledmotorists.eu or for information on European Blue Badge Parking scheme please see the UK Government website.
We take your privacy very seriously and as such we will not use any data collected by this site other than as described below and we will certainly not sell or pass any of your details to third parties.
In the normal operation of any website access logs are kept. These logs contain the date and time of the visit, the page visited and the IP address of the computer accessing the website (yours is currently: 188.8.131.52). The logs may also contain any data you submit to the site such as when adding new locations or editing existing locations. This logging is carried out by any website you visit and is completely normal.
In addition to the above, in order to provide location aware services such as showing and following your current location, the site may request your current location. You have full control over this as it is an opt-in function controlled by a web browser message. Should you give your location data it will be shared with Google maps in order to display the appropriate map and map data - this is no different to using the Google Maps website.
We may also keep a log of this location data in order to assess where the website is being used from and where and how new locations are added and edited. Be assured, however, that this data well only be used internally to improve the BlueBadgeparking.com website and we will not sell, give away or publish this data.