CLAREMONT - New parking rules are in effect for one side of Webster Avenue in Claremont.

The new signs were installed last week on a four-block stretch between 168th Street and Claremont Parkway. Drivers will have to pay 25 cents for 15 minutes to park, and have to move after one hour.

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Claremont residents say it's unfair to put up meters in a residential area.

The Department of Transportation says it was done along a commercial stretch for the businesses to increase turnover and the likelihood of finding an open spot. It also is aimed at reducing double parking, a primary cause of congestion on the corridor.

Businesses however say the new changes are not helping, and they are losing customers because they can't park their cars.