AN 'Airbnb for parking' has been launched in Glasgow in an attempt to make parking across the city easier for drivers.

City residents are now turning to a new app called Kerb which brings together homeowners looking for some extra cash with drivers struggling to find a space.

Glasgow homeowners or businesses can rent out their spare spaces to make extra cash while councils have been supportive of the scheme as it reduces congestion and environmental impact by getting cars off roads, making use of existing infrastructure.

App bosses claim that drivers heading to Hillhead, Shawlands or Scotstoun regularly could save anywhere between £10 and £40 per day by using Kerb.

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University of Strathclyde staff member Rachel MacSween uses Kerb and says the system benefits everyone.

She added: "I love KERB. I can see how Kerb can help students who need to drive in keep their costs down.

"My mum’s friends are using the Kerb app to make more than £100 a month by putting their driveways to work.

"It really is a win-win in Glasgow.”

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Kerb launched in October 2016 and is live across Australia, New Zealand and will be rolling out in 16 languages later this year.

The app isn’t just for parking cars either – Kerb is also for renting and leasing spaces for motorbikes, boats, trucks – even helicopters.

Schools, churches and other public spaces can also be listed on the site to utilise space for parking, while apartments can use it to allocate spaces.

Co-founder Rob Brown said: “The app allows you to list an entire car park up in minutes, and each bay can be customised by availability, price and vehicle type.

"We’re really excited about the benefits that Kerb is going to have for UK users."