Hating the PPA is as Philadelphian as cheesesteaks, Rocky, and being thoroughly unsurprised at political corruption. But online presence PPAWatch does more than just hate the PPA. PPAWatch also catalogs all of the things that the PPA does to make Philadelphians hate it so very much. Read more »
PPA will enforce only safety violations today. Tickets will be issued for any safety violations. Meters, kiosks and timed zones will not be enforced today.
All parking regulations will be enforced beginning tomorrow morning at 7am. This includes meters, kiosks and times zones. Towing and impoundment of illegally parked vehicles in Tow Away Zones will resumes tomorrow morning.
All parking regulations will be enforced on Sunday and Monday (Presidents Day) including towing of vehicles parked in tow zones.
The $5 snow rate in PPA garages will end tomorrow morning at 8:30am.
On Tuesday afternoon, when the city’s snow emergency officially went into effect, all of the Philadelphia Parking Authority garages began offering $5 parking per 24-hour period for the duration of the snow emergency. Read more »
Bucks County’s Judi Space had to come to Center City last week to meet with her estate attorney, since her husband passed away suddenly in December.
She decided to make a day of it.
Space met her cousin for lunch near Washington Square. She visited with her daughter. And when she returned to her car, parked perfectly legally at 21st Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Space was shocked to find that it had been booted by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Read more »
With any snowstorm in Philadelphia comes people trying to save the parking spots they’ve dug out on the street. They use lawn chairs. They use orange cones. They use trash cans. Read more »
There are a lot of things to love about Wawa. But one thing to hate about Wawas? Parking. Check out this list of the five worst Wawa parking lots in the area. And be sure to add your own least favorites to the map.
The 5 Worst Wawa Parking Lots in the Philly Area [Philadelphia Magazine]
Han Chiang received a parking ticket while napping in his car yesterday. And his anger is resulting in free dan dan noodles for anyone who comes into the Old City Han Dynasty and shows the staff their own parking ticket.
Last week’s CBS3 headline read: “PPA Plans To Keep Old School Meters In Most Philadelphia Neighborhoods.” The good news? That means most neighborhoods won’t have to master those inscrutable kiosks that reject fully 50 percent of the dollar bills you own. The bad news? The words “old school” are a bit of an understatement.
Over at Yanko Design, where builders and inventors launch prototypes and get feedback, DCA Design International has developed this parking meter, which looks phenomenal. As Yanko’s Radhika Seth put it, “We need this parking meter NOW!” I would argue Seth hasn’t seen parking meter need until he’s been to Philly.
This meter, called ParkD, has a lot of the same features the Philadelphia kiosks do, only made better, and with smartphone sync. And the aesthetics, well, they speak for themselves.