Parking is to be free after 5pm in parts of Aberdeen city centre for a trial period.
Councillors agreed to back the Alive@5 scheme, which was supported by the operational services delivery committee earlier this month.
From October 1 for six months, charges at four multi-storey car parks – Denburn, Chapel Street, Frederick Street, and West North Street – will apply only from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
The scheme’s impact will be monitored by officers.
Charges will also be waived for the last hour, Saturdays only, at Marischal College off-street car park, which shuts at 6pm.
All other tariffs will remain the same.
Currently charges on Sundays apply only from 1-5pm.
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Aberdeen City Council co-leader and committee convener Douglas Lumsden said: “Our city centre has a fantastic leisure offer in the evening in the form of events, places to eat and shopping. Alive@5 has the potential to add to the city centre’s buzz and boost trade.”
He added that in regenerating the city centre the council is listening to and working with partners, and is always ready to explore bold initiatives like Alive@5.