The opening hours of Coppergate Centre Car Park are changing from Saturday 14 May.
The new closing time of 7.00pm (from 8.00pm) will align with the current footstreet hours of 7.00pm.
After 7.00pm the city centre is accessible to all vehicles. Blue badge holders can also either use the on-street parking bays around the city centre or the car parks including Coppergate Centre while the footstreets are closed.
Parking Officers and the Coppergate shopping centre management have also highlighted that the car park gets little use after 7.00pm.
The Coppergate Shopping Centre closes at 5.30pm Monday to Thursday, 6.00pm Friday to Saturday and 5.00pm on Sundays. Shopmobility, based at the car park, closes at 4.00pm.
James Gilchrist, Director of Transport, Environment and Planning, at City of York Council said:
We’ve been working closely with partners to review the opening times. In doing so, we are aligning Coppergate Centre Car Park with the current footstreet times of 7.00pm.
"We also hope that the earlier closing time will help to tackle the issue of anti-social behaviour we've recently experienced."
Additional CCTV has also been installed in the ground floor lobby area of the car park.
The decision to change the opening hours was made by the Director of Transport, Environment and Planning in April.