SEPTA Petitions Washington To Help Stabilize Weather-Beaten Infrastructure

 

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  • This Old City wonders why Philadelphia can’t seem to get a handle on its street side litter problem. “The biggest obstacle,” it finally concludes, “to cleaner streets is our parking politics,” as scheduled street sweeping would necessitate an alternate-side parking policy. “Four days a week, people would have to move their cars to the other side of the street, leaving one side fully open for the sweeper to come through.” And in a city infamous for its “parking-chair politics,” that’s anathema.
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