Visualizing Parking in the City of Brotherly Love: Parkadelphia
Jon Geeting reports on the work of Lauren Ancona in creating Parkadelphia, which Geeting describes as "a powerful new tool for visualizing Philly’s accumulated parking rules."
"While not yet fully complete (locations of individual parking meters, loading zones, and other features are on the way) the application provides an easy one-stop shop for learning about the street parking regulations near you," adds Geeting.
Geeting performs an initial review of the tool, producing a few takeaways, such as
- "Permit parking districts cover most of the city, but permit parking blocks are mostly a greater Center City phenomenon."
- "Neighborhoods with the hottest parking politics mostly aren’t taking advantage of permit parking."
In addition to detailing these, and a couple additional, observations, Geeting calls for readers to add their own.