Protecting everyone's right to breathe clean air.
2044 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19103 - Rittenhouse Square
The bike lanes on Spruce st. are barely a month old, and already they are being plagued by illegal parking, stopping, idling.
does a good job documenting parking + idling with eyes on the street, addresses, and photos
What can we do to get parking enforced? Are the neighborhoods on board?
Here are a few complaints about Spruce:
(photo taken from mybikelane website)
310 W Chelten Avenue Philadelphia, PA - Germantown
Pulaski partners has had the sidewalk closed for weeks, forcing pedestrians out beyond the row of parked cars into the bike lane.
There is also no clearance between the fence and septa bus parking, forcing peds into busy traffic in front of idling buses.
I want the PPD and LI to investigate. I will forward this issue to the feds as an ADA compliance issue.
City Council, we're fed up with your inaction. You push your pet projects but provide no oversight. DRM, what happened to abiding by your oath of office? You represent the builders and lawyers but blatantly ignore your constituents.
2014 S Garnet St Philadelphia, PA 19145 - Girard Estates
dark blue monte carlo that owner idles/revs engine multiple times a day. he lets it run from anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour.
he has been doing this everyday for over 2 months. i don't think the car is even registered.
i am so glad i just heard about this program!
Schuylkill River Trail - Philadelphia To Valley Forge Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA - City Center West
At least once every week or few weeks, CSX rudely parks a dozen or so train cars that are stacked with green 'Waste Management' containers. This smells awful, fouling the air for anyone walking, biking, or enjoying the Schuykill river trail. Granted, this is not a truck idling, but if you have any qualms about whether this is offensive air pollution, go take a walk any day the train is parked their. I have tried calling CSX and Philly 311 and they can produce no answers on whether it is Mayor Nutter's policy to allow tens of thousands of pounds of trash to be parked in one of the center most points of the city. Yuck. Tell CSX to park it elsewhere. The company otherwise does a great job of partnering with the community by trying to not block the trail entry point.
148 W Master St Philadelphia, PA 19122 - Fishtown
This is a mainenance/dispatching facility for ambulances. As they wait to leave, ambulances sit parked on the street or in the facility's driveway idling. the noise and exhaust pollutes the surrounding residential neighborhood.
1740 South Street Philadelphia, PA - Schuylkill Southwest
Many ambulances have idled for no reason. Sometimes the driver of the ambulance will even get out and leave the engine running.
I've decided to report each instance in hopes that something will happen.
I did not get the company name of the latest ambulance, but the number of the company was on the side 215-332-1509. The ambulance number on the side was 422-8. When I called the company after the ambulance had been out there for an hour idling, they called the driver, who moved the ambulance before I could get the name of the company.
I've called many ambulance companies and have found that some are responsive and some not.
I feel that I am too frequently needing to ask drivers to turn off engines or calling ambulance companies to get them to do so.