Bid Operations; Parking & Transportation

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

Currently, we have FREE car parking every Sunday at all Local Authority City Centre car parks and also £1 for 3 hours at the Local authorities St Davids Multi-Story Car Park plus bespoke offers for visitors to our Evening & Night Time economy at the same Multi-Storey car park. Park & Ride is also just £1. Most recently we negotiated a new £1 for 2 hours and £2 all-day parking offer after 9.30 am in all BID area local authority car parks

Shoppers/visitors have previously enjoyed the use of all City centre NCP car parks FREE for 1 hour and for just £3 for three hours all year round plus we have provided bespoke FREE parking days to support independent businesses such as on Small Business Saturday in the BID area as well as FREE after 3 pm at selected Local Authority Car Parks. We also have 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.

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.


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