The Broad Street median parking lawsuit is dead. A Common Pleas Court Judge decided yesterday that the effort to get Philadelphia Police and the Parking Authority to ticket South Broad median parkers is a no-go.
Political action committee 5th Square filed the lawsuit in July. Co-founder Jake Liefer told PlanPhilly at the time, “we believe the enforcement of the law will be upheld by the court.” But the city argued there weren’t enough examples of injuries to justify the lawsuit.
Meanwhile on North Broad Street, people are celebrating seven new parking spaces. Business owners, community leaders, and officials from La Salle University, SEPTA and Einstein Hospital were at Broad and Olney yesterday to unveil the new spots, which replaced an unused cab stand and bus shelter. It’s such a big deal for the neighborhood business that they held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon.
“In addition to providing added incentive for residents to stay in the neighborhood when shopping, these spaces will encourage the thousands of people who travel through this corridor every day to stop by,” Pa. Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County) said in a press release.
Parking posts of the week
When the block is empty but your time is just too precious
A passive-aggressive but accurate reminder that there are other ways to get around
Those rage-inducing half spots
Will the dude who parked the RV at Huntingdon and Sepviva two months ago please come back?
Really, what is a bike lane if not just a tiny parking lane? JK it’s definitely a bike lane
Apparently everyone watched the same ‘Parking Wars’ marathon this week
Hate your chair but love your spot? Problem solved!
Even the Eagles think Broad St. is nuts
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 7, 2017
Good morning, Philadelphia