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Spot Check: Strategies for Managing Residential Parking in Philadelphia

Product No.: 20026
Date Published: 5/2021

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Geographic Area Covered: Philadelphia

Abstract: Effective parking management is essential to Philadelphia’s efforts to build and maintain an inclusive and balanced transportation system. Residential permit parking (RPP) is a critical, yet often overlooked, component of parking management. In some Philadelphia neighborhoods, RPP works exactly as it should. Permits help to ensure that residents have adequate parking, while also permitting other users to access on-street parking. In many other neighborhoods, however, a variety of interconnected demographic, development, and socioeconomic trends are contributing to a surge in parking demand that is straining RPP districts. This report presents information on the factors driving demand for parking in Philadelphia and identifies potential RPP reforms that can help the city adapt to a variety of transportation challenges.

Key Words: Parking, Parking Benefit Districts, Parking Management, On-Street Parking, Residential Permit Parking, RPP.

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Project Team

  • Derek G Lombardi AICP  Senior Planner

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