THE three-hours free parking scheme is to be welcomed, as the council is giving a bit back to the hard-pressed motorist, but has it been thought through?

How many motorists are in York at 8am before the shops open, and will people wanting to stay past 11am have to return to their cars to purchase a valid ticket?

The Park&Ride system is brilliant and should be encouraged more. Why not give three hours free travel from these sites, with the added bonus of pleasing our green friends.

Geoff Robb, Hunters Close, Dunnington, York.