Philadelphia (often called "Philly") is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the second largest city on the East Coast of the United States. It is also nicknamed as The City of Brotherly Love".
Philadelphia is known for its arts and culture. Philadelphia's economic sectors include manufacturing, oil refining, food processing, health care and biotechnology, tourism and financial services.
Philadelphia falls in the northern periphery of the humid subtropical climate zone. Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold. Snowfall is variable, with some winters bringing only light snow and others bringing several major snowstorms.
Parking in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) provides residents and visitors to Philadelphia with comprehensive parking management services.
PPA's On-Street parking programs help organize the traffic system across the city. In order to improve parking availability, parking meters are used to regulate the amount of time one vehicle can park. This encourages vehicle turnover opening those spaces for other parkers. Single space parking meters are the most common.
These meters are activated by depositing coins or by using a Smart Card to purchase time. When the time purchased has elapsed, an expired signal is displayed and the vehicle may then be ticketed for a meter expired violation.
Parking in Philly Garages and lots
PPA operates garages and lots throughout the city. The Parking garages are an ideal for both short and long term parking of vehicles.
Best Parking helps you choose the best suitable parking facility for off street parking via an interactive map. Most garages are suitable options for economical long term parking. You can choose by:
Motorcycle and Scooter parking in Philly
The Philadelphia Parking Authority has established new parking zones to accommodate motorcycles and scooters in the area between Arch and Locust, Broad and 20 Streets. Only motorcycles and scooters are permitted to park in these zones, where the meter fee will be one-half the prevailing rate on the block.
Parking tickets can be paid online here
If you receive a ticket at a meter or kiosk you believe is defective you need to file a complaint to initiate an investigation.