Cork: New parking initiatives will boost trading in city centre

Cork Business Association fully supports Cork City Council’s announcement on 8th October to implement a number of parking initiatives that will encourage consumers into the city centre, and boost trade for struggling businesses. > > > Cork City Council and Cork Business Association have been working closely together on this initiative over the past few months and the proposed result is that a structure will be put in place in conjunction with the business sector that will directly benefit customers of the city’s retailing and hospitality sector by linking customer spend to incentivized parking. > > > The parking initiative will be rolled out for 6 weeks from 22 October, which is an increase of 2 weeks from 2011. The Park and Ride at the Kinsale road will also be free every Saturday for 6 weeks from 27 October to encourage and attract families to the city centre, and private car park owners will be invited by Cork City Council and Cork Business Association to do their part in the lead up to Christmas to encourage people into the city centre to visit, dine and shop.

More information: The Cork