Why Center City parking garages are disappearing

Technology is changing the long-term parking landscape in Philadelphia. In the era of Lyft, Uber and car-sharing services, a booming Center City population is being accompanied by a decreased demand for parking. Pressures in the residential areas to build more housing are decreasing the supply of parking in the neighborhoods. What happens when robot cars make it even easier to get a ride when you want without owning your own ride?

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