Mobility inclusion

Municipalities are committed to providing access to public transport and amenities for all citizens, including persons with reduced mobility (PRMs).

More than 80 million people in the EU, about 16%, live with a disability of some kind, often affecting their mobility. Considering the inevitable reversal of the population pyramid and that more than one-third of people aged over 75 have an age-related condition that restricts their mobility to a certain extent, providing easy access to public amenities is vital.

Q-Park ensures that its parking facilities meet government requirements for inclusive mobility with features including:

  • wide walkways that provide ample space for wheelchair users and people using walking aids;
  • spaces for blue badge holders are always located close to the pedestrian exit;
  • threshold-free access from the pedestrian area to the parking deck;
  • wide doorways;
  • ramps with gentle incline and lifts suitable for wheelchairs and buggies;
  • safe handrails and protection under tapering constructions;
  • easy to read signage with colour contrast;
  • more than sufficient lighting levels.

The availability of inner-city parking close to points of interest (POIs) is an essential service to enable PRMs to participate fully in society.

Results

In our parking facilities we have allocated multiple spaces for motorists with special needs, whether they are parents with young children and buggies or passengers with reduced mobility.

In 2021, we again allocated more parking spaces in our owned and long-leased (O+LL) parking facilities (PFs) to people with reduced mobility and most of these PFs have lifts.

Chart 21 O+LL PFs providing access for PRMs


With additional parking facilities providing spaces dedicated to people with reduced mobility, in 2021 we now have more than 3,000 spaces for this special group.

Chart 22 Number of parking spaces dedicated to PRMs