The Democratic National Convention may be bringing some cool additions to South Philly and the city at large, with things like murals and the decorated donkeys, but it is also complicating daily routines for many in the city.
In addition to the off-limit areas in the Stadium District for the convention from July 25 through 28, South Philadelphians are going to have to face even more of a parking struggle than usual. Parking on the median of South Broad Street is being banned for the duration of the DNC.
While the median parking is technically prohibited, it is largely practiced by residents and ignored by local authorities. For the DNC, this will be a different story. The parking is being banned in the median to protect the protesters who are expected to march down Broad during the convention.
The parking situation won’t be as bad as the restrictions set during the papal visit, but it will still put a damper on the routines of many residents.
The parking restriction for the median of Broad Street will begin on the morning of July 24 and end on the evening of July 29.