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PPA Map Primer

Whenever you’re not sure of where you’re going and need guidance, what’s the first thing you do? We know: whip out Google Maps, right? Yep, thought so. Let’s face it: Tangible maps are a thing of the past. With a variety of mapping tools available online nowadays, not only can we
  • Posted on 24 Aug 2015
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Parking Fails: Volume III

What’s one of the first things you learned when you got your learner’s permit? Aside from turning on the ignition, how to properly park was probably up there. Whether it was parallel parking on the street, or parking in a lot, knowing how to do it is a must for
  • Posted on 14 Aug 2015
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Parking Fails: Volume II

Our world will never be short of parking fails. Think about it: In the U.S. alone, there are hundreds of millions of parking spaces, so someone is bound to screw up. All the drivers can do is hope their parking mishaps aren’t posted online for the world to see. Unfortunately for
  • Posted on 14 Aug 2015
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Red-Light Camera Ticket FAQs

Running a red light is no joke — it puts you, pedestrians and other motorists in danger. And aside from putting a dent in your car, you can also put one in your wallet with a whopping $100 fine! Here’s the deal: In some cases, a red light ticket doesn’t need
  • Posted on 23 Jul 2015
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#TBT: Penn’s Landing AutoPark

Alright, folks. Time for another stroll down the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s (PPA) Memory Lane. If you visited Penn’s Landing in the mid ‘90s, there’s a good chance you parked at our lot under the bridge, then made a beeline for South Street. For nearly five years, the PPA operated the aptly named
  • Posted on 15 Jul 2015
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Parking Fails: Volume 1

We’ve all seen our share of bad parking jobs. You know — the types that leave you scratching your head wondering what could have possibly been going through the driver's mind before turning off the ignition. In fact, some park jobs are so mind boggling, they become Internet viral sensations.
  • Posted on 8 Jul 2015
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#TBT: AutoPark at Center City

In late 2014, you probably noticed that we added the brand spankin’ new Family Courthouse Garage to our slew of AutoParks in Center City. For this month’s #TBT, we’re not dwelling on 2014. Instead, we’re heading back to the same location in 1992. Before becoming the Family Courthouse Garage, 1503 Arch
  • Posted on 17 Jun 2015
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#TBT: North Philly Neighborhood Lot

For this month’s #TBT, we’re heading back to the early 1990s as the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) broke ground on its neighborhood parking lot at 7100 Ogontz Avenue in North Philadelphia. This throwback picture shows the attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony, from left to right: State Representative, Dwight Evans; PPA
  • Posted on 20 May 2015
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#UnblockBikeLanes: Continuing the Conversation

In December 2013, the Philadelphia Parking Authority initiated #​UnblockBikeLanes -- a Twitter hashtag campaign to accomplish the following: Give citizens the opportunity to report b​locked bike lanes via T​witter.​ Compile relevant data highlighting the most problematic areas with blocked bike lanes in the city. Engage active voices within the Philadelphia community, in particular,
  • Posted on 7 May 2015
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#TBT: 11th and Market Street Park & Lock Garage

Remember a few months ago when we took a look at the grand opening of our Edison Park and Lock Garage? Well, we’re back again! In 1961, the Edison Park and Lock Garage officially opened to the public, but it wasn’t until 1962 that the garage was officially complete. In the
  • Posted on 8 Apr 2015
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PPA Airport Operations 10th Anniversary

If you live in the greater Philadelphia area, you’ve probably flown out of the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). But before you checked in your luggage and made a beeline to your gate, where did you leave your car? Well, if you didn’t take SEPTA, there’s a good chance you parked with
  • Posted on 20 Mar 2015
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#TBT: Another Trip to the Rittenhouse Square Garage

If you saw last month’s #TBT, you took a stroll into the past and saw the opening ceremony for our old Rittenhouse Square Garage. This time around, we’re taking a glance at an artist’s sketch before it was built. Before excavation began on February 10, 1953, this artist rendering gave a
  • Posted on 10 Mar 2015
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