Cities Move to Make COVID-inspired Parking Features Permanent

Delaware City became the next municipality to consider making COVID-inspired on-street parking changes permanent last week when its city council moved to keep “grab and go” downtown parking spaces for the long haul.

Twenty-three such on-street spaces will stay in the downtown permanently, allowing drivers to park for up to 15 minutes to pick up purchases, restaurant orders, etc.

The city follows Philadelphia, where legislation was introduced to keep “streeteries” and outdoor restaurant/cafe seating areas on sidewalks and in on-street parking spaces with a new process for approval.

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