One of the most frequently talked about problems around South Philly tends to be the issue of parking.
With the boom of restaurants on East Passyunk Avenue, new developments popping up around South Philly and the continued traffic around popular spots like “cheesesteak corner,” it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that parking tickets are on the rise around South Philly.
On an average day in Philly, more than 4,000 parking tickets are given out. But in South Philly neighborhoods specifically, there’s been a pretty big spike in tickets over the last few years.
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Citywide, the numbers are flat, but in South Philadelphia east of Broad, tickets spiked 21 percent between 2012 and 2014. This likely reflects the parking crush as diners flocked to the burgeoning Passyunk Avenue restaurant scene.
Ticketing was also up in the Bella Vista and Southwark areas, as well as in Queen Village and Pennsport, an Inquirer analysis shows.
Want to see how many cars are ticketed in your neighborhood? The Inquirer has more data here.