A new tool called Parkadelphia is allowing the city to better visualize the parking permit zones and other parking regulations within each neighborhood.
Since parking is such a hot topic issue in South Philly, how do the neighborhoods here utilize permit parking?
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Still these neighborhoods aren’t availing themselves of the option to manage much curb parking through meters or residential permits.
Nobody likes to start paying for something they’re used to getting for free, but the flipside is that permits make it harder for non-residents and commuters to treat these neighborhoods like Park n’ Rides, leaving their cars in areas with more convenient free curb parking, and taking transit the rest of the way to work.
Looking at the blocks on either side of the Broad Street Line in South Philly, or the Market Frankford El in West Philly, it’s clear neighbors of blocks near transit stops are wise to this issue, while neighborhoods off of I-95 close to MFL stations mostly haven’t adopted permit parking yet.
Check out Parkadelphia to see your neighborhood and the rest of the city. There are still features that will be added to this website over time, including things like individual parking meters and loading zones.