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Smart Loading Zones

A SmartCityPHL project


The Smart Loading Zones pilot project will test technologies related to loading activity in Philadelphia. The goals are to:

  • Provide a reliable, efficient way for delivery drivers to safely use curb spaces.
  • Manage increased loading activity.
  • Reduce unsafe and illegal parking.

This pilot will introduce paid, curbside loading spaces for delivery drivers in Center City. To start, the City will designate 20 existing loading zones as “smart loading zones.”

Delivery companies will be able to reserve spaces and times through a smartphone app, Pebble Driver. For drivers that work for fleets, fleet managers can register the fleet, enter license plates associated with the fleet, and add payment information on the Pebble Fleet Manager platform.

Smart loading zones will operate on a pay-per-use fee structure directly through the app, which will provide information about space and availability.

For more information, see Pebble's page on the Smart Loading Zones project.



Project location and timing

The smart loading zones will be located on select blocks on the east side of South Broad Street.  This will include:

  • Six locations on Chestnut Street.
  • Three locations on Sansom Street.
  • Twelve locations on Walnut Street.

You can view a map of the smart loading zone locations.

Project timing

  • October 3, 2022: Project announced
  • October 17, 2022: Pilot begins
  • Spring 2023: Pilot concludes


  • Office of Innovation and Technology, SmartCityPHL
  • Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability
  • Open Mobility Foundation
  • Philadelphia Parking Authority
  • Pebble by Sidewalk Labs (part of Google)