Evening Parking Promotions Conclude as meterUP App Gains in Popularity
Amid the continued success of meterUP, the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s pay-by-phone app, the PPA and the City of Philadelphia announce the conclusion of two parking promotions that began several years ago.
With meterUP, motorists can easily pay for metered parking with their smartphone. They receive a warning that they are approaching the expiration time on their meter and can add time through their phone if they wish to enjoy the evening longer. To date, there have been over 51,000 downloads of the meterUP app.
Concurrent with the expansion of meterUP, two evening parking promotions began years ago in a successful attempt to revitalize Center City will conclude: no meter fees after 5:00 pm each Wednesday and on the first Friday of each month in Old City. Beginning October 5 for the Wednesday promo and October 7 for First Friday, meter fees will be required every night, including Wednesdays and first Fridays, up to the time posted on the parking regulation sign on each block.
The conclusion of these promotions is intended to increase parking opportunities for those shopping and dining in the city, and in light of the increased flexibility afforded by the meterUP app. In addition, the PPA has increased time limits in the evening on most Center City blocks allowing enough time for people participating in night time activities without being rushed to get back to move their car.
For more information on how to get the meterUP app, please visit meterUP.xyz