All council owned car parks are offering free parking all day and evening on Saturday 1 February 2014.
Thirteen car parks will be free to use for residents and visitors to help them enjoy York’s vast city centre offering.
The car parks that will be free to use on Saturday 1 February are: Bishopthorpe Road, Bootham Row, Castle, Castle Mills, Esplanade, Foss Bank, Haymarket, Marygate, Monkbar, Nunnery Lane, Piccadilly, St George’s Field and Union Terrace.
The initiative aims to counter the decline in shopper numbers in the City centre following the closure of Lendal Bridge.
The Council is already forecasting that it will be £200,000 under budget for car parking income this year.