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UPDATE: Normal Enforcement of Parking Regulations to Resume at 4 PM 3/14/17

 

Due to the end of the City’s Snow Emergency, the Philadelphia Parking Authority will resume enforcement of all parking violations beginning at 4 p.m.. The $5 discounted parking rates at PPA Center City garages will continue until 4 p.m.. Any vehicles entering garages after 4 p.m. will pay normal rates.

Note: To receive the discounted $5 rate, customers must bring their ticket and pay at the PPA Management Office in each garage.

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Snow Emergency Parking Enforcement & Discounted Garage Parking Rate

Due to the snow emergency which is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. tonight, March 13, the Philadelphia Parking Authority will not be enforcing meters, kiosks, or time limit violations on residential streets beginning at 10 p.m.. However, the PPA will be enforcing all snow emergency and safety violations. Normal enforcement of parking regulations will resume when the snow emergency is lifted.  After midnight tonight, vehicles should not park on snow emergency routes. Illegally parked vehicles will be subject to ticketing and towing. If your vehicle is towed, please call 215-686-SNOW.

Additionally, vehicles entering the below Center City garages after 6 p.m. tonight, March 13, will be offered 24 hour $5 flat rate parking. The $5 snow rate will remain in effect until the snow emergency is lifted.

Note: To receive the discounted $5 rate, customers must bring their ticket and pay at the PPA Management Office in each garage.

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Where to Park for the Saint Paddy’s Day Parade

It’s no secret that Philly has a plethora of traditions when it comes to annual events, and when it comes to this upcoming weekend, the Philadelphia Flower Show won’t be the only event turning heads in downtown Philly. The 247th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will also be making its way through Center City this Sunday!

Here’s what you need to know:

Come this Sunday, March 12 from noon through 3 p.m., a sea of green will be traveling down the new parade route from City Hall down Market Street to Penn’s Landing. Floats, marching bands, leprechauns, you name it—they’ll all be there honoring the patron saint of Ireland. To get a bigger glimpse of what to expect, check out the details here.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour for Daylight Savings Time on Sunday as well!

Now before decking yourself out in green and heading to the festivities, make sure you check out your most convenient parking options. Luckily, six of our garages are located very close to the parade route. Look out for the rates below and feel free to throw any questions at us on Twitter or Facebook.

Gateway Parking Garage
Rates:

  • Weekends  – $7.00 (Flat Rate Per Day)

AutoPark at Olde City
Rates:

  • Up to 1 hour  – $8.00
  • Up to 1 ½ hour  – $12.50
  • Up to 2 hours – $16.50
  • Up to 10 hours – $18.50

Specials:

  • Early Bird (Enter by 9 AM & Exit by 6 PM)  – $14.00

The AutoPark at the Gallery Mall
Rates:

  • Up to 1 hour  – $5.00
  • Up to 2 hours – $9.00
  • Up to 3 hours – $13.00
  • Up to 12 hours – $21.50

Specials:

  • Super Early Bird (Enter by 8 AM & Exit by 8 PM)  – $10.50
  • Early Bird (Enter by 10 AM & Exit by 6 PM)  – $13.00

The AutoPark at Jefferson
Rates:

  • Up to 1 hour  – $13.00
  • Up to 2 hours – $20.00
  • Up to 12 hours – $23.00

Specials:

  • Early Bird (Enter by 10 AM & Exit by 6 PM)  – $16.00

Parkade on 8th
Rates:

  • Up to 1 hour  – $9.00
  • Up to 1 ½ hour  – $12.00
  • Up to 2 hours – $15.00
  • Up to 12 hours – $18.00

Specials:

  • Early Bird (Enter by 10 AM & Exit by 7 PM)  – $12.50

AutoPark at Independence Mall
Rates:

  • Up to 1 hour  – $8.00
  • Up to 1 ½ hour  – $12.50
  • Up to 2 hours – $17.50
  • Up to 10 hours – $20.00

Specials:

  • Early Bird (Enter by 9 AM & Exit by 6 PM)  – $10.50

 

Need helping finding a parking spot? We’re listening on Twitter and Facebook!

 

PHOTO CREDIT: R. KENNEDY FOR VISIT PHILADELPHIA

 

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Where to Park for the Philadelphia Flower Show

If the recent warm weather wasn’t enough of a hint that spring is around the corner, here’s another one:

The Philadelphia Flower Show is back and turning heads at the Pennsylvania Convention Center!

Here’s the deal.

From March 11-19, floral enthusiasts will have the perfect venue for some inspiration as the PA Convention Center is packed to the brim with elaborate large-scale gardens, landscapes and floral arrangements, which makes sense given this year’s theme: Holland: Flowering the World.

Believe it or not, one of the more, shall we say, interesting attractions this year will be a spa. That’s right, a garden spa with relaxation stations offering up electronic massages while you sip on champagne and gaze at the floral masterpieces around you.  Sound like your cup of tea? Grab your tickets here and check out more events and activities to expect at the show.

Now before parking yourself into the massage chair, make sure you’re conveniently parking your vehicle first!  Check our rates and closest locations below—and feel free to get at us on Twitter or Facebook with any questions!

 

 

The AutoPark at the Gallery Mall

Rates:

  • Up to 1 hour: $5.00
  • Up to 2 hours: $9.00
  • Up to 3 hours: $13.00
  • Up to 12 hours: $21.00

Specials:

  • Early Bird – Enter by 10 a.m., exit by 6 p.m. – $13.00
  • Super Early Bird – Enter by 8 a.m., exit by 8 p.m. (Monday through Friday) – $10.50
  • Evening rate after 4 p.m.
    • Up to 1 hour – $5.00
    • Maximum to 12 Midnight – $9.00

Parkade on 8th:

Rates:

  • Up to 1 hour: $9.00
  • Up to 1 1/2 hours: $12.00
  • Up to 2 hours: $15.00
  • Up to 12 hours: $18.00

Specials:

  • Early Bird – Enter by 10 a.m., exit by 7 p.m. – $12.50
  • Evening Rate – Enter after 5 p.m., exit by 3 a.m. (Monday through Friday) – $9.00

Family Courthouse Garage:

Rates:

  • Up to 1 hour: $13.00
  • Up to 1 1/2 hours: $18.00
  • Up to 2 hours: $24.00
  • Up to 12 hours: $26.00

Specials:

  • Early Bird – Enter by 9 a.m., exit by 7:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday) – $16.00
  • Evenings rate after 5 p.m. (exit by 6 a.m.) – $10.00
  • Weekend rate (per day, exit by 6 a.m.) – $12.50

PHOTO CREDIT: M. FISCHETTI FOR VISIT PHILADELPHIA

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Donde Aparcar para el Philadelphia Flower Show

Si el clima cálido reciente no te da a entender que la primavera está a la vuelta de la esquina, aquí tienes otra pista:

¡El Philadelphia Flower Show está de vuelta y llama la atención al Pennsylvania Convention Center!

Aquí está el trato.

Desde el 11 de marzo hasta el 19, entusiastas florales tendrán el lugar perfecto para inspiración porque el PA Convention Center tendrá una exhibición de jardines elaborados y masivos, paisajes, y arreglos florales. Eso tiene sentido debido al tema de este año: Holanda: la Floración del Mundo.

Te lo creas o no, sin embargo, una de las más, digamos, principales atracciones más interesantes este año será un balneario. Es verdad, un balneario jardín con estaciones de relajación que ofrecerán masajes electrónicos mientras bebes champán y miras las obras maestras que te rodean. ¿Te parece bien? Cómprate los billetes aquí y échate un vistazo a más eventos y actividades que vas a descubrir al show.

Antes de aparcarte en el sillón de masaje, ¡asegúrate de que aparcas tu auto primero! Mira los precios y ubicaciones más cercanas abajo – ¡y no dudes en contactarnos por Twitter o Facebook con cualquier pregunta!

 

 

El AutoPark en Gallery Mall

Precios:

  • Hasta 1 hora: $5.00
  • Hasta 2 horas: $9.00
  • Hasta 3 horas: $13.00
  • Hasta 12 horas: $21.00

Especiales:

  • Madrugador – Entrar a las 10 a.m., salir a las 6 p.m. – $13.00
  • Super Madrugador – Entrar a las 8 a.m., salir a las 8 p.m. (lunes a viernes) – $10.50
  • Después de las 4 p.m.
    • Hasta 1 hora – $5.00
    • Máximo hasta la medianoche – $9.00

Parkade en la calle 8

Precios:

  • Hasta 1 hora: $9.00
  • Hasta 1 1/2 horas: $12.00
  • Hasta 2 horas: $15.00
  • Hasta 12 horas: $18.00

Especiales:

  • Madrugador – Entrar a las 10 a.m., salir a las 7 p.m. – $12.50
  • Precio de noche – Entrar después de las 5 p.m., salir a las 3 a.m. (lunes a viernes) – $9.00

Garaje de Family Courthouse

Precios:

  • Hasta 1 hora: $13.00
  • Hasta 1 1/2 horas: $18.00
  • Hasta 2 horas: $24.00
  • Hasta 12 horas: $26.00

Especiales:

  • Madrugador – Entrar a las 9 a.m., salir a las 7 p.m. (lunes a viernes) – $16.00
  • Después de las 5 p.m. (salir a las 6 a.m.) – $10.00
  • Fin de semana (cada día, salir a las 6 a.m.) – $12.50

 

 

PHOTO POR: M. FISCHETTI PARA VISIT PHILADELPHIA

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Guest Post: Keys to a Safer Ride

 

As the weather starts to heat up, many of us will be itching to take to the streets on our two wheelers. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting out on your motorcycle or scooter. But along with that great feeling comes dangers we should all watch for.

  • Go over your two-wheeler carefully before heading out. You should give your bike or scooter a thorough review every time you use it. But pay special attention when getting it out after winter storage. Tire condition, air pressure, fluid levels, suspension, lights, brakes and more can change while the machine is in storage. Make sure all your systems are safe and fully functioning.
  • Wear proper gear every time. The goal is to make it to your destination and back without incident. But if you do have an issue, you will be glad you took the time to don a jacket, helmet, gloves and boots, even for a short ride.
  • You’re not the only biker back on the road. With the advent of warmer weather, the streets are suddenly flooded with motorcycles and scooters. Other road users should be paying plenty of attention, but your smaller profile isn’t as obvious as cars and trucks, especially in congested urban areas.
  • Other road users may easily not see you. Bright or reflective clothing will help, but the best thing you can do is ride defensively. Be sure there is plenty of room between you and the other vehicles on the road.
  • Give yourself extra time to get to where you are going. Between the extra time to check over your bike and the time it takes to put on your gear, you’ll need 10 minutes or more of additional time before heading out. The need to hurry causes us to be less cautious in our actions. And you don’t want to be anxious while on two wheels.
  • Sign up for a riding course. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new rider or veteran rider. The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program offers free basic rider courses for beginning riders. BRC2, which allows you to improve basic skills on your own bike, and advanced courses are also available for more experienced riders.
  • Know where and how to park. The Philadelphia Parking Authority has special rules for motorcycles and scooters. And the city offers parking corrals for bikes. You can find the “Do’s and Don’ts” here.

The keys to city riding are to remain focused, ride defensively and gear up. Have a great riding season!

 

Marie Wuelleh is the recreational riding and volunteer manager for the American Motorcyclist Association.

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UPDATE: Normal Enforcement of Parking Regulations to Resume at 4 PM Today

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Due to the end of the City’s Snow Emergency, normal enforcement of meters, kiosks and time limits on residential streets will resume at 4 p.m. today.  Additionally, vehicles that entered our Center City by garages by 12 p.m. today will receive the $5 snow emergency rate.

Note: If you received a ticket for parking on a snow emergency route after 9 a.m. today, the ticket will be cancelled.

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