§12-2701. Legislative Purpose.


It is the legislative purpose of the Council of the City of Philadelphia to assist, when feasible, residents of areas of the City who suffer adverse effects from vehicular congestion resulting from the existence of limited numbers of curbside parking spaces and large numbers of non-residents competing with residents for curbside parking spaces and/or from parking regulations designed to control the flow of vehicles which ultimately work a hardship on residents of such areas. The adverse conditions, include, but are not limited to, hazardous traffic conditions, air pollution, excessive noise and refuse, unreasonable burdens in gaining access to residences, reduced traffic safety, reduced pedestrian safety, particularly for children and senior citizens, blocked fire lanes and fire hydrants, reduced efficiency in the movement of emergency vehicles, and general reduction in the quality of life. It is the further intent of the Council to encourage the use of mass transportation.