PPA modifies rates, parking enforcement amid SEPTA strike

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Parking Authority has modified rates and parking enforcement amid the ongoing strike by union SEPTA workers.

Here is the information released by the PPA:

Off-Street Parking

A flat rate of $10.00 for ten (10) hours parking will be charged in the following PPA garages from 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, November 1st through the end of the strike:

Autopark at Market Street East. Entrance on 10th Street between Arch and Filbert Streets

Parkade on 8th St. Entrances on 8th Street between Arch and Filbert and on Arch Street east of 8th Street and west of 8th Street

Autopark at Jefferson. Entrance on 10th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets

Autopark at Independence Mall. Entrances on 5th and 6th Streets between Market and Arch Streets

Autopark at Old City. Entrances on Front and 2nd Streets between Chestnut and Walnut Streets

On-Street Parking

Bus Zones may be used by any vehicle to drop-off and pick-up passengers. Vehicles may not be left unattended.

Residential Permit Parking enforcement will be suspended from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. For zones with two hour parking regulations, timing will begin at 3:30 and ticketing at 5:30 p.m.

To allow additional time for motorists to return to their car to purchase additional time, expired meter or kiosk receipts will not be ticketed for one hour after the expiration.

Parking normally prohibited or limited on the following blocks will be permitted without limitation during the strike:

2nd Street from Spring Garden to Willow Streets, west side.

Spring Garden Street from Front to I-95 overpass, both sides

Spring Garden Street from 5th to 9th Streets, both sides

Vine Street from 10th to Broad Streets, both sides

18th Street from Race to Vine Streets, west side

23rd Street from Arch to Race Streets, west side

Chestnut Street Viaduct from Front Street to Columbus Boulevard, south side

Columbus Boulevard from Market to Lombard Streets, east side

JFK Boulevard from 20th Street to Schuylkill Avenue, both side

Lemon Hill Drive from Kelly to Sedgley Drives, north side

Poplar Drive from Sedgley Drive to Girard Avenue, both sides

Sedgley Drive from Poplar Drive to Girard Avenue, both sides

Parking is also available at the following locations:

5th Street from Spring Garden to Willow Streets, both sides

6th Street from Spring Garden to Willow Streets, both sides

8th Street from Spring Garden to Willow Streets, both sides

Riverside parking areas on Kelly and M. L. King Drives

City owned lot at 682 N. 6th Street (south of Girard Avenue)

No parking will be permitted on Broad Street from Spring Garden to South Streets, both sides.

Except for the items listed above, all parking regulations will be enforced. Special emphasis will be placed on safety violations such as blocking a fire hydrant, parked on a sidewalk, blocking a crosswalk, too close to a corner, double parking, and other violations not mentioned above.