New Philly parking fees kick in Jan. 6

Publish Date: 
Nov 20, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The parking situation is not getting any easier for Philadelphia motorcycle and scooter riders. The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) last month began issuing $76 tickets for parking on sidewalks, and new parking policies and fees take effect Jan. 6.

Motorcycles and scooters will still be prohibited from parking on sidewalks, unless the owner has a residential parking permit (RPP). In that case, the owner will be able to park the scooter or motorcycle in front of his or her home - and only that residence. Thanks to recent legislation, parking permits range from $35 to $100 and must be renewed annually, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

PPA will also install “parking corrals” in new and existing designated scooter and motorcycle parking zones. Riders will need a $5 day pass or a $120 quarterly permit to park in these areas. The permits and day passes will not be valid at meters or kiosks outside of the parking zones. In those areas, drivers must pay the full kiosk or meter price. PPA will offer $5 daily parking for scooters and motorcycles in four of its garages

For some time PPA has had 43 parking zones where only motorcycles and scooters are allowed to park. In these zones, the meter fee is one-half of the prevailing rate on the block. The new corrals are intended to protect vehicles parked in those areas.

PPA is requesting public input and “suggestions on ways to improve and accommodate scooter and motorcycle parking in the city” via Twitter (@PhilaParking) and Facebook.

Posted by Holly Wagner