By Kenneth Lipp
Philadelphia is noted for the parking wars (and Parking Wars) provoked by its infamously zealous Parking Authority (PPA), whose at times seemingly arbitrary enforcement policies are only made worse by frequently indecipherable signage.
To help clarify the posted enigmas for drivers, the PPA has provided a new how-to: The More You Know: Parking Signs Explained:
On each block of Philly you’ll find something new. There’s restaurants, cafes, clothing stores, maybe even a street performer playing music that can be heard for blocks or serenading passersby. It’s not just the culture and opportunities that change with each block; the parking rules do, too.
As you’re taking a stroll, and if you park in the city regularly, you’ll notice the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) signs posted on each street. These signs outline the parking regulations for each particular block.
The PPA post directs you to first view the Visit Philly guide to parking signs for an overview:
PPA’s guide breaks down the instructions from a single sign – in 3 long paragraphs – as an example.