Transport

New parking measures for Byres Road & Dowanhill come into effect this Monday

By Ian Marland at

The wait is over as residents and businesses in parts of the West End prepare for a brand new parking regime.

New charges, bays and restrictions go live this Monday – February 20 – after months of groundwork and consultation.

Workman have been out in recent days making the physical changes to parking bay layouts.

Bays: Work has been ongoing to prepare new road markings.

Bays: Work has been ongoing to prepare new road markings.

WHAT ARE THE NEW MEASURES?

For Byres Road, parking restrictions are being simplified and standardised along its full length. The biggest change in Byres Road will be the introduction of parking charges in the parking bays.

For the Dowanhill area, a Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) is being put in. A RPZ is created to help ease parking congestion in residential neighbourhoods, reduce private car commuting to these areas and eradicate obstructive and indiscriminate parking.

Changes: The city council says the new regime will bring Byres Road into line with other parts of the West End.

Changes: The city council says the new regime will bring Byres Road into line with other parts of the West End.

HOW WILL THE PARKING MEASURES WORK?

Charges will apply Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm.
Other features are:

* Shared-use parking bays for use by residents, businesses and visitors

* Residents’ parking permits cost of £50 per annum or £15 quarterly

* Business parking permits cost of £700 per year, in line with other areas in the west end

* Residents and hotel proprietors can purchase Visitor parking permits for friends, workmen and guests

* Pay & display with a maximum stay of 3 hours at a cost of 20p for the first 30 minutes then 20p for every 10 minutes thereafter.

* Designated bays for disabled, car club vehicles, solo motorcycles and loading.

* No waiting at any time outwith parking bays.

* No parking will be permitted in the lanes, including those that are privately maintained, with the exception of Belhaven Terrace Lane, Kew Lane, Grosvenor Lane and Grosvenor Crescent Lane where parking will be permitted by permit holders except on a Friday between 8am to 6m to allow cleansing operations to be carried out.

Lines: Road markings have been redrawn in recent days.

Lines: Road markings have been redrawn in recent days.

WHEN DO THE MEASURES COME IN?

From Monday 20 February.

WHAT AREAS OF THE WEST END?

Byres Road and Dowanhill. The plan is on the website at www.glasgow.gov.uk/saferparking

Soon: The new measures come into effect Monday February 20.

Soon: The new measures come into effect Monday February 20.

WHY ARE THEY BEING BROUGHT IN?

The council says the measures will help ease parking congestion in residential neighbourhoods, reduce private car commuting to these areas and stamp out bad and troublesome parking.

HAVE RESIDENTS BEEN INFORMED?

According to the council, a lengthy consultation process has taken place. Big yellow signs have also been proclaiming the changes from street corner for several months. And now workmen are changing the layout of bays, the new restrictions and regime are imminent.