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Parkadelphia: Understanding Philly’s Parking Regulations

Remember the residential parking map that Lauren Ancona threw together a while ago? Well, she went and kicked it up a notch with her newest creation, Parkadelphia. Let’s jump right into it: In March, Ancona, Senior Data Scientist at the City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology, launched Parkadelphia, a
  • Posted on 5 May 2016
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Philly’s Art Scene and Where to Park

When you think of Philadelphia’s art scene, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If it’s jogging up the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s steps while doing your best Rocky impression, you’re not quite right — but location-wise, you’re pretty close. Think about it for a second: How long can you
  • Posted on 13 Apr 2016
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#TBT: The Terrible Tow

Tow trucks: Probably not the most popular topic of conversation among motorists, but believe it or not, they have quite a history. In fact, there’s actually a Towing Hall of Fame and Museum down in Chattanooga, TN. Anyway, let’s get back to Philly. Back in the early 1900s tow trucks were
  • Posted on 13 Apr 2016
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Mother’s Day in Philly: What to do and Where to Park

When you think of Philadelphia’s history, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Being the first capital of the United States? Betsy Ross knitting the first American flag on Arch Street? Or how about the signing of the Declaration of Independence? You get the point -- Philadelphia’s history is filled
  • Posted on 8 Apr 2016
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#TBT: America’s First Multi-Storey Parking Garage

Nowadays if you’re parking in a city, you can’t turn a corner without seeing a parking garage, right? Believe it or not, parking garages weren’t always a thing, especially during the early years of automobiles. That all changed in 1918 with the Hotel La Salle Garage in Chicago. Considered the first multi-storey
  • Posted on 23 Mar 2016
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Parking Fails: Volume IX

Parking: Just like riding a bike or throwing a baseball, you either can do it well or you can’t do it at all. Whether it’s on the street, in a parking lot or garage, the shortfalls in parking are still alive and well, as you’ll see below. If you’ve missed
  • Posted on 16 Mar 2016
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#TBT: Back to North Philly

About a year ago, we went back to the 1990s to look at the groundbreaking ceremony of our North Philly neighborhood lot. We know: The black and white pictures make you think they’re from the ‘50s, but don’t be fooled. Anyway, this month we’re taking another look at the groundbreaking ceremony,
  • Posted on 25 Feb 2016
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Guest Post: The Latest Distracted Driving Stats

By: Fay Niselbaum It only takes a single moment of inattention for a car accident to occur. Unfortunately, a society that is too busy has led to all too many people attempting to do other things while they’re behind the wheel. Simply reaching for something in the car can be a
  • Posted on 22 Feb 2016
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Parking Fails: Volume VIII

With more than 200 million drivers on  the road in the U.S. alone, you can bet your bottom dollar that you'll see a good amount of comedy on the road, or in these cases, off the road. Parking Fail # 1 Alright, so there’s nothing necessarily wrong with this park job. But
  • Posted on 12 Feb 2016
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52nd Street Meter Mural Project

It’s no secret that Philadelphia has a robust art scene. Think about it: We have the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Barnes Foundation and let’s not forget the countless murals scattered throughout the city. Now, if you head down to 52nd Street, you’ll notice a different kind of mural — meter murals
  • Posted on 29 Jan 2016
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Charging Up at the PHL Airport

Did you recently make the switch to an electric vehicle (EV)? Good news for ya: You can now charge up during your travels at our Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) parking facilities — for free! Here’s the scoop: In late 2015 we installed seven EV charging stations down at the PHL.
  • Posted on 16 Nov 2015
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