Philly hates motorcycles
It’s full on fucking war with this broke-ass, motorcycle-hating city. As some of you may know, the PPA has begun enforcing motorcycle and scooter parking on the sidewalk, citywide! This means the old ways are dead and we have to bookend our bikes in between cars, take up a whole car space (which is totally economic), find one of their convenient motorcycle parking spaces (which still offers no way to secure your bike) or get yourself a $76 ticket for sidewalk parking. Personally, in the week since this has started, my stress level has gone through the roof. I’m fortunate enough to sit 15ft from my bike all day at the window of the studio and watch as cars maneuver into parallel parking spaces, sometimes tapping my bike. I’m really praying I have the patience to deal with someone the day they knock my bike down.
They’ve told Roland of Spare Parts they’re going to ticket his customer’s bikes, which he’s been parking on the sidewalk for 30 years. [Face to palm]
I could really rant for a full page on how this will escalate cycle/scooter theft and damage or my disdain for the PPA and how we should riot and start slashing their tires—but, I won’t. I will tell you the best we can do is call this number every fucking day to protest: Deputy Agent for Parking, PPA, Mrs. Jordan 215-683-9786. Just leave a message. Calling has worked in the past when the PPA has made irrational decisions.
Print this shit out and hang it on your bike:
HIGH RES VERSION
Please guys, take some action—Don’t wait until you have a stack of high-priced tickets or a cycle on it’s side to get angry.
This is fucking America and they’re taking our freedom!
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Published - Apr 26, 2010
Well I finally made it back to Philadelphia after being stuck in The Netherlands because of the crazy iceland volcano that shut down air travel for a week in Europe. However, here’s a ridiculously clean Royal Enfield I spotted in Brussels, Belgium while exploring the city.