[The Motorcycle & Scooter Coalition of Philadelphia seems to have disbanded.]
For questions about specific places to park in Center City, please check with the Hostile City Scooter Club forums.
What can get you a ticket:
Riding you scooter on the sidewalk.
Chaining up to or parking next to a parking meter.
Chaining up to or parking next to a fire hydrant
Parking you scooter on the sidewalk in a way that blocks the flow of traffic.
Parking next to a building where the owner does not want you to park.
Parking in a spot that has a meter and not paying it.
General Rules for parking in Philly:
These are common practices that should help to avoid getting you a ticket. We will not promise that these tips will always work and we are not responsible for any tickets you may accrue from any of the tips you get from this website. Park at your own risk.
You can park on the sidewalk, up against the building. As long as the building owner is OK with it.(except Center City)
You can park at the U-shaped bike locks. (except Center City)
Look for where other scooters are parked. There is a good chance its a safe spot.
Center City Parking:
Currently the PPA is testing out “Motorcycle / Scooter Parking” in Center City. While there are a number of problems with these parking spaces, there are people working with the city to resolve these issues. The
Motorcycle & Scooter Coalition of Philadelphia (MSCP) is working hard to go through the right channels to get this problems fixed. If you have any concerns or want to help, please visit their website.
The MSCP has the most up to date map of areas with motorcycle / scooter parking.
Please check their website.
There are some other ways of getting around using these spot. The best way is to ask local parking garages if there is any unusable space where you can fit your scooter for a small fee. For questions about specific places to park in Center City, please check with the Hostile City Scooter Club forums.