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PPA ending 65mpg & free parking

A friendly PPA agent gave me some unpleasant news today. I was respectfully loading my bike and moving it from its unobtrusive parking spot on 20th and Market when he walked by.

I’ve notices some motorcycle shaped parking spots on that corner and knew this news was coming. Turns out that if you charge 50% for motorcycle parking but put 4 bikes in a car slot you can still earn 2x in parking fees.

But you only get to make the cash if you have armies of people ‘encouraging’ riders not to park on the free abandoned lot or in alleys.

I ride for the pleasure of it as well as for the economy. I pay as much to park my car at the septa station as I do in fuel for the entire ride.

As much as I enjoy riding if I have to pay for a day of off-street parking anyway I may as well drive the car.

With winter coming I guess the PPA is doing its share. If we all abandon 2 wheels for 4 we will warm the globe and slash heating costs this winter….

Having a bike makes Philly an even better town then it already is. I can easily zip from work in center city to dinner in chinatown and then cruise home. There must a better way to preserve Philly’s growing reputation as a scooter friendly city….

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HOA – Case study of failed political systems

I love to rant over how bad HOAs are.  There are so many case studies in my life where otherwise happy friendly people become tyrants when given a bit of power.  From the band leader that threatened my wedding would be a failure to the people that run the Home Owners Associations.

It takes a certain type of fellow to run an HOA.  My buck’s county HOA is much better then the one in Manalanapan.  They forced me to keep human feces in my garage, (more about dirty diapers and not allowing a gargage can to be on the side of the house) and would not let a neighbor keep a boat in the lot because it was not a car.

I have not been in my current place long enough to have any issues but I think the culture and spirit of the HOA is well captured by this web form that they host.

Do you see the 'post' button?
Do you see the 'post' button?
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