Parking control plans finally being progressed across Glasgow

Parking control plans for 11 areas across Glasgow are expected to be finished by 2023 after “significant” Covid-19 delays.

Pollok Park is among the areas being looked it

Glasgow City Council’s current workplan – which includes match day parking zones at Celtic Park and Ibrox – aims to tackle intrusive motorists.

Measures used to combat issues include controlled parking zones, restricted parking zones or event day parking zones.

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Residents and businesses can get permits to park in congestion-hit areas under the schemes.

A council report reveals that current projects have “experienced significant delays over the past 12 months as a result of Covid-19”, but are expected to be complete by the end of 2023.

These schemes are: Argyle Street, Dumbarton Road and St Vincent Street; Barras South Extension; Broomhill and Thornwood; Celtic Park and Emirates Arena even day parking zone; Dennistoun and Royston; Garnethill; Hutchesontown (New Gorbals); Ibrox Stadium event day parking zone; Kirklee; North Kelvin and North Woodside; Sighthill.

Six smaller projects are also in the pipeline: Croftfoot Road; Dalmarnock West; Grantley Gardens; Hamilton Gardens; Mount Florida; Pollok Park.

The council is currently updating its transport strategy and has agreed to provide priority access to on-road parking spaces for residents.

One of the ways it can be achieved is by progressively extending on-road parking controls throughout the city, the council report states.

Preventing commuters parking all day and giving residents an option to leave their vehicle at home and travel to work via an alternative method are two of the council’s objectives.

The council report states the locations where the introduction of parking controls would be considered fall into three categories.

These categories are town centres, close to major attractions and residential streets with commuter parking issues.

The methodology, currently provisionally, would be approved as part of the overall Glasgow Transport Strategy, which is due to be published by the end of March 2022.

Controlled parking zones involve shared use parking bays where residents, and local businesses, can buy permits and visitors can purchase a ticket or buy parking time via their phone.

A restricted parking zone operates in a similar way to controlled parking, but yellow lines are not required and the zone is highlighted by entry signs.

In event day parking zones, residents and businesses are provided with permits and park as they would on a non-event day.