How much permit parking is there in South Philly?

A new tool called Parkadelphia is allowing the city to better visualize the parking permit zones and other parking regulations within each neighborhood.


Since parking is such a hot topic issue in South Philly, how do the neighborhoods here utilize permit parking?

More from PlanPhilly:

Still these neighborhoods aren’t availing themselves of the option to manage much curb parking through meters or residential permits.

Nobody likes to start paying for something they’re used to getting for free, but the flipside is that permits make it harder for non-residents and commuters to treat these neighborhoods like Park n’ Rides, leaving their cars in areas with more convenient free curb parking, and taking transit the rest of the way to work.

Looking at the blocks on either side of the Broad Street Line in South Philly, or the Market Frankford El in West Philly, it’s clear neighbors of blocks near transit stops are wise to this issue, while neighborhoods off of I-95 close to MFL stations mostly haven’t adopted permit parking yet.

Check out Parkadelphia to see your neighborhood and the rest of the city. There are still features that will be added to this website over time, including things like individual parking meters and loading zones.

9 thoughts on “How much permit parking is there in South Philly?

  • March 23, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Good for directional purposes, but not sure how accurate this is. It’s not showing the permit parking for a few streets by me (the 12th & Mifflin area). I’m submitting an update, but hopefully other people do this as well.

    • March 23, 2016 at 11:46 am

      How do you submit an update? I see some inaccuracies as well. The “feedback” link is to Twitter…but maybe that’s how the kids submit feedback these days.

  • March 23, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Does this account for double parking spots in bike lanes along Washington Ave?

    • March 24, 2016 at 9:03 am

      I love parking in those lanes!!!

      • March 28, 2016 at 4:39 pm


  • March 23, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Marconi plaza area needs permet parking desperately!!!

  • March 23, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Missing permit parking on Morris between 6th and 7th and Mountain between 5th and 6th.

  • March 28, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    You bring them evil PPA people into your neighborhood to enforce the parking permits, then they ticket for anything and everything else that they feel like ticketing for. This is just an excuse to mine dollars out of the community and make it difficult for people to come to parts of the city for more than a few hours.

    If the only thing they can do is enforce parking permits, the idea works in theory. But in actual practice, they become bullies on the public. They start ticketing for stuff that nobody in the neighborhood is complaining about. And if it IS a glaring problem, like a car hanging too far off the corner or way too far out in the street, or blatantly blocking fire plugs.. Then police usually spot it right away and get to it before they do.

    The PPA is more interested in calling tacky tac fouls on people and they use permit enforcement as a way to enter a host neighborhood to infect.

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