Cheap parking on the fringes of town centres often mean poor security and piles of glass. These car parks are also no good for older people or people who have mobility problems. When you are young and fit a 20 minute walk to the town centre so that you can take advantage of cheap or free parking is nothing at all..a minor inconveniance but to many even a short walk unladen and then the return leg with bags is a problem. Not sure what facilities I would want from a car park. I guess the minimum I would want is security and the knowledge that the car is safe and secure until I return to it. However even that is beyond the intent of the parking companies. The big signs tell you that they will not be responsible for damage or theft to cars parked at the owenrs risk.....despite allowing you onto their property and charging you for the experience. Personally from my point of view the hassle and worry that goes with city centre parking is simply not worth it. If they make things difficult for me and charge too much for it, I dont go to that place unless I absolutely have to. I learnt a long time ago that with just a little bit of thought and less rushing around life can be a lot less hassle. Actually my view of things has changed so much over the years that I am not sure i would return to frequent leeds centre visits even if the parking was free and accessible.