SEPTA strike has some parking regulations relaxed

- Drivers around the Philadelphia region were dealing with heavy Tuesday morning rush hour traffic hours after SEPTA transit workers went on strike, idling buses, trolleys and subways. Click here for strike details.

Traffic on highways into the city's downtown and some streets in Center City were backed up.
 
If you plan to drive, select Philadelphia Parking Authority garages will let you park for $10 for up to 10 hours, but they’re expected to fill up fast.
 
There are other changes concerning parking if you will be driving to your destination during the strike:
-No parking allowed on either side of Broad Street, from Spring Garden down to South Street.
-Bus Zones may be used to drop off and pick up passengers, but vehicles cannot be left unattended.
-No Residential Permit Parking enforcement from 8am until 3:30pm.
-In areas with two-hour parking, timing will begin at 3:30pm and ticketing at 5:30pm.
-Expired meter or kiosk receipts will not be ticketed for one hour after their expiration.

Parking normally prohibited or limited on the following blocks will be allowed during the strike:
-2nd Street from Spring Garden to Willow Streets, west side
-Spring Garden Street from Front to I-95 overpass, both sides
-Spring Garden Street from 5th to 9th Streets, both sides
-Vine Street from 10th to Broad Streets, both sides
-18th Street from Race to Vine Streets, west side
-23rd Street from Arch to Race Streets, west side
-Chestnut Street Viaduct from Front Street to Columbus Boulevard, south side
-Columbus Boulevard from Market to Lombard Streets, east side
-JFK Boulevard from 20th Street to Schuylkill Avenue, both sides
-Lemon Hill Drive from Kelly to Sedgley Drives, north side
-Poplar Drive from Sedgley Drive to Girard Avenue, both sides
-Sedgley Drive from Poplar Drive to Girard Avenue, both sides

Parking is also available at these locations:
-5th Street from Spring Garden to Willow Streets, both sides
-6th Street from Spring Garden to Willow Streets, both sides
-8th Street from Spring Garden to Willow Streets, both sides
-Riverside parking areas on Kelly and M. L. King Drives
-City owned lot at 682 N. 6th Street (south of Girard Avenue)

All other parking regulations will be enforced with special emphasis on safety violations like blocking a fire hydrant, parking on a sidewalk, blocking a crosswalk, being too close to a corner, double parking, and various other violations.

 

Click here for SEPTA’s service interruption guide called “What Customers Need to Know in the Event of a City Transit Service Interruption."

 

DEVELOPING NEWS: Stay with FOX 29 News and Fox29.com for continuing coverage of the SEPTA strike.

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