Bristol is set to join Nottingham in imposing a pay as you park tax, with councillors ready to consider proposals in the spring.
Details of the plans emerged as hostility to the Nottingham scheme increased, with the GMB and Unite unions voting to hold a strike ballot over plans by one major employer, Imperial Tobacco, to pass the cost of the levy onto staff.
Bristol City Council wants to use the levy to raise millions of pounds to fund bus only lanes, separated from other traffic, to cut congestion.
Looks like councils are coming up with new ideas to fund themselves. Another tax to help the productivity of the country. Still it all adds up in GDP...