Piccadilly Car Park Trial
During the winter months, York BID launched a parking trial at Piccadilly multi-storey car park where users could park for free during consecutive Thursdays and Fridays between 3pm and 9pm. This is the first joint initiative with CYC and was set up to test how such parking offers might boost the city's early evening economy.
The results from the trial showed 4,265 users took advantage of the free parking, 2,400 of which were after 6pm when it would usually be closed. The success means the BID will aim for more offers in 2018 to attract people into the city centre.