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Parking matters so much in this city that street cleaning was cast aside years ago because nobody wanted to move their car. In South Philly, people park on the medians. In Fishtown, they crowd onto sidewalks, well into intersections. In Manayunk, they practically pray to parking gods to find a spot. New developments have gotten scuttled because of parking. Neighborhood wars have been initiated because of parking.

So, yes, parking is a big deal. As a new series, Billy Penn plans brings you The Week in Philly Parking.