City of York Council is considering taking all its car parks cashless – but first it wants to hear from you.
YorkMix revealed in July that the council wanted to move to purely digital and card payments for its car parks and on street parking meters.
Now a consultation has been launched. You can have your say here until Monday, 4 December.
Fewer than 1 in 10 people now pay for parking using cash, and this is forecast to reduce further.
City of York Council say going cashless, removing the need to collect cash from machines, would save at least £90k a year.
It would also “significantly reduce the maintenance costs and risk of theft and damage associated with machines that collect and process cash”.
All feedback from the consultation “will be used to help the council to inform any recommendations that are presented to an executive member for economy and transport public meeting early next year”.
During the consultation period, information will be available via libraries and Explore Centres in York, West Offices (Station Rise) and via the parking pages on the council’s website.
Information stickers are also being placed on the parking machines themselves, to alert customers who use them to the proposal and encourage them to have their say.