Bid Operations; Parking & Transportation

The BID works hard to boost visitor and shopper numbers year-on-year by offering attractive parking and transport schemes.

Currently, shoppers/visitors can enjoy the use of all City centre NCP car parks for just £3 for three hours all year round plus we provide bespoke FREE parking days to support independent businesses such as on Small Business Saturday in the BID area. We also support the FREE parking every Sunday at all Council City Centre car parks.

A number of bus offers into the city centre are in place too, as well as generous parking offers and discounts to City Centre workers as well FREE car parking every Sunday at all Local Authority City Centre car parks. Working with the Local Authority we also secured FREE after 3 pm parking in the City Centre at key times.

We have also installed Click & Collect spaces in order to work with online shopping trends for those who don’t want to wait in for a delivery and collect from a store which encourages users to pick up more items when collecting.

We also recently teamed up with Swansea University and Santander Plc to successfully secure an exciting new cycle scheme for the BID area and beyond. We are working with the team to finalise plans for the installation of the docking stations; the delivery and assembly of the bikes; and the development of the IT system and website to support the operation of the scheme.

Previously we have worked with the Local Authority on parking offers such as 3 hours for the price of 2 at their multi-storey car parks in the city centre which was validated by a selection of BID businesses and have provided discounted Park & Ride vouchers.


contact us about this initiative
  • Andrew Downie

    Operating Group Chair

  • Leigh Vaughan

    Swansea Market Traders

  • Carly Edwards


  • Richard Mears

    City & County of Swansea - Car Parks Manager

  • Stuart Davies

    City & County of Swansea - Head of Service

  • Simon Cursio

    First Cymru

  • Richard Jones


  • Lisa Hartley

    Quadrant Shopping Centre Manager