Ideas We Should Steal: More Parklets
Mini on-street parks in cities like Chicago build community and help businesses thrive. So why doesn’t Philly have more of them?
Mystery Shopper: Parking Permit Hell
Our Mystery Shopper just wanted to pay for their residential parking permit. Why, oh why, was it so hard?
News Youse Use
A new survey of more than 1,500 Philadelphians sheds light on what people really want from local media. (Spoiler alert: The Citizen does a lot of it!)
Mystery Shopper: Recovering a Stolen Kia (Screw You, Kia Boyz)
An East Kensington resident was a victim of the “Kia Boyz” car theft trend. Here’s what happened when they tried to get their car back
Guest Commentary: A Parking Lot Shrouded in Mystery
An area resident wanted to easily park for a long-awaited flight from PHL airport. Why, he wondered in Broad + Liberty, was the econo lot still closed?
Philly Parking vs. Philly Climate
The state and federal governments are prioritizing electric cars to protect the environment. But Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes that in Philly, parking politics still rules the day
Mystery Shopper: How hard is it to get street closure permits in Philly?
Moving? Throwing a block party? In our latest Mystery Shopper column, one Philadelphian finds out how to (temporarily!) keep people from parking on your street.
Mystery Shopper: Where’s the Courtesy in “Courtesy Towing?”
The City "courtesy towed" a Philly driver's car. Here, we evaluate the process for getting it back.