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Parking at Reading Terminal


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My parents are visiting Philadelphia and would like to go shopping at Reading Terminal. They are older and want to drive their car there and park it, but each time they go they get derailed by traffic or yesterday, super-expensive parking. Does anyone know the "ideal" parking place that is not too expensive and would be easy to carry grocery bags to?

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My parents are visiting Philadelphia and would like to go shopping at Reading Terminal. They are older and want to drive their car there and park it, but each time they go they get derailed by traffic or yesterday, super-expensive parking. Does anyone know the "ideal" parking place that is not too expensive and would be easy to carry grocery bags to?

Easy to carry grocery bags to?

That honor probably belongs to the surface lot at the southwest corner of 12th and Arch, directly across 12th Street from the market.

Second place goes to the Parkway garage immediately to its south -- which is where your parents should park anyway. The RTM offers discounted parking in this garage: $3 for 2 hours with a total of $10 in purchases from RTM merchants (save your receipts and have the merchant who puts your total over the $10 threshold validate your parking ticket).

If you want this discount, you CANNOT pay with your credit card as you enter the garage - you must obtain a ticket that can be validated at the RTM. Then insert the validated ticket into the payment machines when you exit.

The garage has entrances on Arch, 12th, 13th and Filbert streets.

Good luck!

Sandy Smith, Exile on Oxford Circle, Philadelphia

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If they're going today, parking and traffic will be extra difficult, because of the RTM's Pennsylvania Dutch Festival. One lane of traffic is blocked off all around the market for the carriage rides (Arch, 12th, Filbert, 11th), so that will cause additional vehicle congestion. In addition, the market will be extra crowded both because a lot of folks come to the festival and because the Pennsylvania Dutch festival's special stands take up the entire center court, causing serious disruption to interior pedestrian flows.

Bob Libkind aka "rlibkind"

Robert's Market Report

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