NEW parking zones could be introduced across Glasgow to combat drivers causing congestion.

Requests have been submitted to Glasgow City Council for measures to tackle problems caused by commuter or event day parking in 15 areas.

This could include making parking permits available to residents and businesses in the communities.

Dennistoun and Royston are at the top of the list of priorities, with Thornwood, Hutchesontown and Kirklee also high on the agenda.

Shawlands, Govanhill, Gartnavel, Househillwood (around Silverburn), Battlefield, Anniesland College, Festival Park/Mavisbank, Cathcart and extensions to zones at Barras South, Scotstoun and Tradeston make up the new programme.

Three schemes are predominately used to combat issues: controlled parking zones, restricted parking zones or event day parking zones.

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

The zone uses traditional signs and yellow lines to highlight the restrictions.

Restricted parking zones operate in a similar way to controlled parking but yellow lines are not required and entry signs are used.

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

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

“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.”

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Since 2005, 17 zones have been introduced around the city centre and West End. Two event day parking zones have been implemented at Scotstoun and Hampden Park.

Zones at Hyndland, Hughenden and Dowanhill are being launched under the current work programme, while event day parking zones at Celtic Park and Ibrox have been referred to a public hearing.

Schemes for North Kelvin, North Woodside and Garnethill are yet to get under way.

This work is scheduled to be completed in September next year.

The list of priority areas for the new programme has been calculated considering the scale and regularity of the problem and council policy.

A work plan, including a timeline, will be developed and detailed surveys carried out at a later date. Work will be dependent on Council resources and priorities at that time.