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Parking cost to rise 160% on main road

PARKING in one of Glasgow's busiest streets is set to become nearly three times more expensive.

Council bosses are to increase the price of parking for an hour on Great Western Road by more than 160%.

The rate for parking on the west end street will rise from 30p an hour to 80p from Thursday January 2.

Currently, it costs 10p for 30 minutes parking on Great Western Road, with drivers paying 30p for an hour, 50p for 90 minutes and £1 for two hours.

Next month, this will double to 20p for 30 minutes, and 20p for every 10 minutes after. The price of parking for two hours is set to double, and will now cost £2.

During the last financial year, city motorists paid out £8.7 million in on-street parking charges.

A spokesman for Scotland's largest local authority, said: "These controls exist to support the city's transport network. They balance the need to protect residents and businesses from all-day commuter parking.

"All revenue is reinvested in Glasgow's transport network, including parking infrastructure and enforcing controls."

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