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.

Is it time for a Permit Parking Blacklist?

Councilmember Maria Quiñones-Sánchez is pushing for a tool that might quell parking wars in developing neighborhoods. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on why it may be a solution we need

By Jon Geeting

Is Council’s Love of Parking Finally Over?

As Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, new members could bring even more sense to the ongoing debate over zoning code parking minimums

By Jon Geeting

Less Parking, Please

Even Philly’s parking magnates think parking lots no longer make sense. Now, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, it’s time for city policy to follow suit

By Jon Geeting

The Unfair Parking Burden

Parking spots raise rents in apartment buildings—but often go unused. So why, Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, are some Councilmembers trying to mandate more of them?

By Jon Geeting

The Cost of Parking

In the wake of a new report that found 640,000 more spots than residents, Philly 3.0’s engagement director calls for real changes to how we manage parking in Philly

By Jon Geeting

Guest Commentary: Ditch the car

Want to encourage Philadelphians to get rid of their car? Pay them

By Ryan lohbauer