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PARK, EAT, LOVE: Poster Design Contest

Are you a graphic designer and a foodie on the side? The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) has an appetite for your creativity.

As Philadelphia reopens for indoor dining, the PPA is proudly supporting local restaurants through our  “Park, Eat, Love” initiative. From September 8 through November 30, 2020, Philadelphia restaurant dinner patrons can receive $7 flat-rate parking at six (6) PPA operated garages.

Here’s where we need your help:

As we continue to promote our “Park, Eat, Love” initiative, we need a creative poster to go along with it, which is where you come in. 

The PPA is calling on all creative minds to design and submit original poster concepts to promote the “Park, Eat, Love “ initiative. 

One lucky winner will get a choice of one month of free garage parking, or ten 12-hour parking passes for six PPA operated Center City garages.

The PPA seeks a unique, memorable, and eye-catching poster design that easily conveys the message “Park, Eat, Love.” Contestants should incorporate the words “Park, Eat, Love” within their poster concepts. 

Are you up for the challenge? The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020.  Click below for more information.

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Regular Board Meeting: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Due to the public health impact and concerns of the COVID-19 outbreak and in light of recommendations by public health officials, the Authority’s Regular Board Meeting scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, will take place via GoToWebinar. You may register to virtually attend the Board Meeting by clicking Here

Public comment will be accepted and considered. Anyone wishing to submit a comment for the September Regular Board Meeting via GoToWebinar can do so by emailing Kelly Quinn at kquinn@philapark.org. All such emails and requests must be received by Ms. Quinn on or before September 21, 2020 to be considered for the meeting.

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Park. Eat. Love: PPA Providing Discounted Parking to Restaurant Patrons

As we come together to support our city during these challenging times, the Philadelphia Parking Authority spreads the brotherly love and sisterly affection by offering discounted pricing at PPA garages for people dining in our restaurants. We support our local restaurants as Philadelphia permits indoor dining beginning September 8th, 2020. The Philadelphia Parking Authority is thrilled to work with the City administration to provide discounted parking at our six (6) Center City garages.

From September 8 through November 30, 2020, restaurant patrons can receive a discounted $7 flat-rate after 5 p.m. at the following PPA operated garages. The $7 flat-rate will be valid for up to 4 hours of parking.

Restaurant patrons will receive the discounted parking rate after presenting their restaurant receipt to the management office at any of the above PPA operated garages. 

As Philadelphia resumes indoor dining, the PPA is proud to support local restaurants that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our hope this parking discount will encourage patronage within Philadelphia’s robust and vibrant restaurant scene. 

Park, eat, and love again in Philadelphia!

PHOTO CREDIT: Visit Philly

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Regular Board Meeting: Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

*Due to the public health impact and concerns of the COVID-19 outbreak and in light of recommendations by public health officials, the Authority’s Regular Board Meeting scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 25th, 2020, will take place via GoToWebinar. You may register to attend the Regular Board Meeting Here*

Public comment will be accepted and considered. Anyone wishing to submit a comment for the August Regular Board Meeting via GoToWebinar can do so by emailing Kelly Quinn at kquinn@philapark.org. All such emails and requests must be received by Ms. Quinn on or before August 24th, 2020 to be considered for the meeting.

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60 Day Speed Camera Warning Period for Speeding on Roosevelt Boulevard Ends July 31st. Fines Will Be Issued Beginning August 1st.

(PHILADELPHIA) As a result of legislative action in 2018 authorizing the use of speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard, the Philadelphia Parking Authority installed speed cameras at eight locations to improve safety and save lives in conjunction with Mayor Kenney’s Vision Zero initiative.

The cameras were activated on June 1st and after issuing warnings for the first 60 days – fines will now be levied beginning August 1st for speeding on Roosevelt Boulevard. Any vehicle electronically clocked traveling at a speed in excess of 11 miles per hour over the speed limit will be mailed a notice and fine for speeding.

Violators will be subject to a fine up to $150 — depending on the speed of the vehicle at the time of the violation, and will receive a violation and fine notice to the registered address of the vehicle. No points will be added to an individual’s driving record. The fine is aimed at deterring driving at excessive speeds that could lead to fatal injuries.

According to PPA Executive Director Scott Petri, “the decision to place speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard is the result of a number of high speed-related accidents over the years, many involving serious injury and the tragic loss of life.”

Roosevelt Boulevard currently has nine intersections that are monitored by red light cameras. As a result, red light running has dramatically decreased on the Boulevard by 58% since 2005.  When the first red light cameras were activated at Grant Avenue and the Boulevard in 2005, 25,673 red light running violations were recorded.  At this same intersection in 2018, 4,697 red light camera violations occurred – a staggering 82% reduction in red light running at this intersection.

“We believe red light cameras save lives — and we believe automated speed enforcement cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard will save more lives,” Petri said.

“Traffic deaths in Philadelphia are preventable and never acceptable,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. ” Adding automated speed cameras on the Boulevard is one of the most effective steps that we can take to eliminate traffic deaths. With the installation of these cameras, we continue to make progress on our Vision Zero efforts to eliminate traffic fatalities in Philadelphia by 2030.”

With an estimated 140 communities in 14 other states already utilizing automated speed enforcement cameras, their effectiveness has been clearly demonstrated. For example, between 2014 and 2017, New York City saw reduced speeding at camera locations by 63% while reducing fatal crashes by 55%.

There are now thirty-two (32) automated speed enforcement cameras operational at eight (8) different locations on Roosevelt Boulevard. Posted signage has also been installed to indicate intersections in which speed cameras are installed. The automated speed enforcement camera locations are;

  1. Roosevelt Boulevard and Banks Way

  2. Roosevelt Boulevard and F Street

  3. Roosevelt Boulevard and Deveraux Street

  4. Roosevelt Boulevard and Harbison Avenue

  5. Roosevelt Boulevard and Strahle Street

  6. Roosevelt Boulevard and Grant Avenue

  7. Roosevelt Boulevard and Red Lion Road (near Whitten Street)

  8. Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road ( near Horning Road)

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Regular Board Meeting: Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

*Due to the public health impact and concerns of the COVID-19 outbreak, and in light of recommendations by public health officials, the Authority’s Regular Board Meeting scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 21st, 2020, will take place via GoToWebinar. You may register to attend the Regular Board Meeting Here*

Public comment will be accepted and considered. Anyone wishing to submit a comment for the July Regular Board Meeting via GoToWebinar can do so by emailing Kelly Quinn at kquinn@philapark.org. All such emails and requests must be received by Ms. Quinn on or before July 20th, 2020 to be considered for the meeting.

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