Monthly Archives : July 2012

Outside the Concrete Box

In theory a parking garage is simple – but theory is boring. You can call us parking geeks, but we love when a garage is more than a concrete box to store your car. We get downright giddy over garages that are more like quirky day cares for your vehicle.
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The Rise of the Taxi

Call them what you will: taxis, cabs, or even hackneys if you’re British. But did you know that the word “taxicab” is derived from “taximeter cabriolet,” or “a measured carriage?” Taxicabs weren’t always the honking yellow cars that we know today. Taxicabs have a rich timeline that dates all the
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How to Cruise the Streets Safely

    Mopeds, scooters, and Vespas are sleek, fuel-efficient vehicles that look like they’ve just driven off an Italian cobblestone street and into Philadelphia.  They zip around town and snag great little parking spots.  With the recent influx of these vehicles on the road, safety is paramount.  The PPA makes a happy
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Wednesday’s What Do I Do?

What do I do if I want to enjoy the July 4th Jam & Fireworks on the Parkway but I don’t know where to park my car?   Never fear, we have room for you!     Park your car with us at our 19th & Callowhill parking lot, the Gateway Garage at 15th &
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Park-O-Meter No. 1

DID YOU KNOW? The world's first parking meter, known as Park-O-Meter No. 1, was installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1935. Carl C. Magee is the man responsible for the invention. In 1933 he became the Chairman of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Traffic Committee. It was then that he began to
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