CITY BLOCK LOCAL – Philly Parking Update

    Real Estate and parking policy go hand-in-hand. And along with all things Philly transportation (Zero-Vision; SEPTA; traffic; bike lanes; road improvements, construction, and closure planning; etc.), I love discussing Philly parking.

    The Philadelphia Parking Authority gets a bad rap, some of which is well-deserved, but one thing the PPA has really nailed (this time around) is their meterUP app.  If you park on metered Philly streets and are not familiar with meterUP, you should be.  See this FAQ. Also, if you are familiar with meterUP and do not use it, I would love to hear why.  (On a similar note, whenever I zoom through EZ Pass lanes on the Ben or Walt, I never understand the long lines in the cash lane—would love an explanation, if someone has one).

    Just announced yesterday, meterUP is now solving one of Philly’s more frustrating parking issues.  Yes, meterUP is great for locations with kiosks.  But why do so many blocks just have meters, which take only quarters? To find a great space and then not have enough quarters is exasperating (though perhaps that space is there because others lack quarters as well). Well…Problem Solved. PPA is making its meters compatible with meterUP. I park all over the city and I love the meterUP app.

    Let me know if you have questions or would like to discuss anything about Philly. My favorite topic. And as always, do you know someone who is considering buying or selling real estate? I would be honored if you recommended me to be their trusted adviser. I pledge to provide them with the absolute highest level of service.

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