The Week in Parking

South Broad keeps median parking, North Broad gets new spots

Plus the Philly parking tweets of the week

broad street median towing
Jenna Eason / Billy Penn

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.

A parking space ribbon-cutting on North Broad Street. Pictured L to R: Community activist Tonya Bah, Olney Steak and Beer owner Choon Yoo, Sen. Art Haywood, his chief of staff Dwight Pedro Lewis, La Salle University Chief of Staff to the President and Director of Government Affairs Joe Meade (LaSalle), Einstein Hospital Constituency Relations Manager Leroy Howell and SEPTA Constituent Relations Coordinator Rochelle Culbreath

A parking space ribbon-cutting on North Broad Street. Pictured L to R: Community activist Tonya Bah, Olney Steak and Beer owner Choon Yoo, Sen. Art Haywood, his chief of staff Dwight Pedro Lewis, La Salle University Chief of Staff to the President and Director of Government Affairs Joe Meade (LaSalle), Einstein Hospital Constituency Relations Manager Leroy Howell and SEPTA Constituent Relations Coordinator Rochelle Culbreath

Michelle Welk / Office of Sen. Art Haywood

“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

Parking goals

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!

Your West Philly illegally parked recliner of the day from philadelphia

You’re hired

Even the Eagles think Broad St. is nuts

Good morning, Philadelphia