Parking zones could be introduced in parts of Glasgow Southside

Permit parking could be brought in for areas impacted by commuters and major events.
Permit parking could be brought in for areas impacted by commuters and major events.

New parking zones could be rolled out across areas of Glasgow to tackle ‘intrusive’ motorists.

Requests have been submitted to Glasgow City Council for measures to be introduced to combat problems caused by commuter or event day parking in several areas.

The areas include Shawlands, Govanhill, Househillwood around Silverburn and Battlefield.

Measures could include making parking permits available to residents and businesses in congestion-hit communities.

George Gillespie, the council’s executive director of neighbourhoods and sustainability, said: “To ensure that the city’s road network is optimised there is an increasing need to actively manage it to ensure that it can meet the wide ranging needs of all road users to operate safely and efficiently.

“This includes the management and regulation of parking to deliver the council’s transport strategy in terms of reducing congestion and emissions and encouraging the use of more sustainable modes.

“There is traditionally a high demand for parking both in and around the city centre and also where events take place.”

To deliver schemes, the council has to promote traffic regulation orders through a statutory process. This allows a right of objection and can include challenges in the Court of Session.

Requests for parking measures came from residents, elected members and community councils.