Hackney iCare

Getting around

It's important for your overall wellbeing that you keep your independence and get out and about as much as you can.

This section provides details of:

  • travel concessions you may be entitled to, such as rail cards and travel passes.
  • special parking concessions, such as Blue Badges
  • information about cycling in Hackney and cycle schemes, routes and training.

You can search on the left for organisations that can advise you on easier ways of getting around if you have mobility problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

Older persons freedom pass If you're a Hackney resident over 62-and-a-half years old, you can travel for free on buses, trains and other forms of public transport in London - as well as on some national services. For more information see freedom pass eligibility. more..…

London Taxicard provides subsidised door-to-door transport in taxis and private-hire vehicles for people who have serious mobility or visual impairment. Who qualifies for a Taxi Card? To qualify applicants must have a long term or permanent illness or disability, which more..…

The aim of blue badges is to help disabled people with severe mobility problems access goods and services by allowing them to park close to their destination. Applicants must have a permanent and substantial disability. Renewals and applications have to be made online more..…

You can find out about cycling in Hackney and cycling schemes using the links below: Cycling in Hackney Cycle parking and security Cycle training The Council offers a wide variety of cycle training activities, classes and courses throughout the borough. more..…