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Parking spaces in St Helier (FOI)

Parking spaces in St Helier (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 10 July 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


The UK Government guidelines (Inclusive Mobility published by DfT) recommend that 6% of public parking should be allocated to disabled people.


How many public parking spaces in St Helier are there?


How many are specific for disabled drivers?


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The UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) Guidelines ‘Inclusive Mobility - A Guide to Best Practice on Access to Pedestrian and Transport Infrastructure’ Section 8.2: The recommended number of designated accessible spaces in different contexts’ states that:  

“(iii) For car parks associated with shopping areas, leisure or recreational facilities, and places open to the general public: a minimum of one space for each employee who is a disabled motorist, plus 6% of the total capacity for visiting disabled motorists”

Also ‘Section 1.4: Who is this guidance for?’ makes clear that the guidance is for use by: 

“anyone designing and installing public realm schemes and improvements, including local authorities and their consultants, highways practitioners, and urban designers. It applies to both new build schemes and upgrades to existing layouts.”  

Therefore, the guidance is not intended to provide a target for Blue Badge space provision for towns or cities as a whole. No UK national statistics are available as to the % allocation of public parking spaces to Blue Badge holders. 

Further to this the British Parking Association (BPA) report ‘Parking Know How Bay Size July 2016’ notes that research in partnership with DfT in 2009 indicated that the 6% one size fits all approach leads to oversupply in some situations and undersupply in others.  

The requested information is detailed in the table below:

Number of parking spaces in St Helier
On Street parking bays (including disabled spaces)
Car Parks + Multi-storey car park (including disabled spaces)4,041 
Total spaces including disabled4,651
Total disabled parking spaces (on street and car parks) 194 

The information above relates to Infrastructure and Environment and parish roads, however, further parking may be administered by Ports of Jersey. Therefore, you may wish to send your information request in writing to Ports of Jersey; the contact details are shown below.

It should be noted that Ports of Jersey is not a Scheduled Public Authority (SPA) under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, therefore, they are not required to respond.

Ports of Jersey

By email to:

or by post to: 

Ports of Jersey, St Peter, Jersey, JE1 1BY

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