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File #: 170380    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 4/20/2017 In control: Committee on Streets and Services
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Authorizing the Committee on Streets and Services to hold hearings examining parking requirements, on street parking programs, and all other such issues related to parking in the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Domb
Attachments: 1. Signature17038000.pdf
Title
Authorizing the Committee on Streets and Services to hold hearings examining parking requirements, on street parking programs, and all other such issues related to parking in the City of Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, The zoning code changes of 2012 were intended to modernize the City's code however, the increased density coupled with lower parking requirements have caused major parking issues throughout the neighborhoods of the City; and

WHEREAS, It is a misnomer that the new residents as a result of increased density do not own cars. These residents do own cars and as a consequence of lower parking requirements, residents in multifamily buildings with little or no off-street parking, park on nearby streets causing parking spillover; and

WHEREAS, A thorough analysis is needed to determine the impact the code changes have had on neighborhood parking and to determine the appropriate ratio of dwelling units to parking spots; and

WHEREAS, Car sharing was introduced to the Philadelphia in 2002 and started with a non-profit organization promoting the goals of reducing the number of cars on the road, the use of gas-saving automobiles, reducing pollution, and saving its members money; and

WHEREAS, Car sharing companies like Hertz, Enterprise, ZipCar and Car2Go have bought out the non-profit companies that were originally endorsed by cities to introduce the car-share concept and still receive a substantial discounted rate for on street parking; and

WHEREAS, Peer cities such as Washington D.C. receive fair market value for on-street car-share parking spaces used by now major national for-profit ventures; and

WHEREAS, The Residential Parking for People with Disabilities (RPPD) program is designed to provide a dedicated space where only those who possess a disabled license plate or placard are allowed to park; and

WHEREAS, This program is a necessity for the disabled community, allowing safe access to parking close to one's home. Howeve...

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