UPDATE: The PPA agreed after meeting with Councilman Mark Squilla and a rep for Kenyatta Johnson to relax its recent enforcement of a ban on parking scooters on sidewalks. Starting early next month, though, you’ll need a residential parking permit to do so. What this means for commuters to Center City is still unclear because PPA’s announcement said parking on commercial streets will still be banned. KYW reported there may be a deal to reduce scooter parking in PPA-owned lots to $5 a day. Stay tuned.
A hubbub erupted in the past couple weeks after the PPA started ticketing scooters and motorcycles parked on sidewalks – including ones parked on residential streets in front of people’s houses.
Suddenly, $76 tickets started popping up everywhere for doing something that was always ignored.
Enter Councilman Mark Squilla, who met Friday with the PPA. Squilla told us that he was planning to push for allowing owners to be able to legally park on the sidewalk in front of their own houses.