By Steve Schaeber MACS Technical Trainer
Being a Philadelphia area native, I naturally enjoy many of the things that the city and surrounding suburbs have to offer in the way of sports, recreation, and food. So you can imagine that I enjoy eating an authentic Philadelphia cheesesteak every now and then.
When I am in the mood for a cheesesteak, I have to head down to the place where it all started; the intersection of 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia. If you head there too, you’ll find a place called “Pat’s, King of Steaks”, where the first cheesesteak was made 80 years ago in 1933. Directly across the point from Pat’s you’ll find their rival, a place called “Gino’s Steaks”, open 24-hours a day, both claim to have the best cheesesteak, and I’ll let you decide that one for yourself. I think they’re both great (and I’ll keep my favorite a secret).
I was recently in South Philly, going to see a friend’s band play at a neighborhood festival, when some of us decided to walk the 5 or 6 blocks to get a steak. Along the way, I saw a sight I’d never seen before. There was a brand new Nissan Leaf parked in the street.
Sure, a Leaf is not so surprising, but what went along with the Leaf surely was. It seems the city allows the owner their own private parking space by posting a No Parking – Electric Vehicle Only sign. They even made it a tow away zone! Not only that, the area is also secured with cameras and a sign that states “Notice: Video and Audio Surveillance Monitored by Philadelphia Police”. Considering the investment that the owner has made in the vehicle and street-side charging station, I understand why they would want the exclusive parking and police monitoring.
So, what do you think? Kind of makes you wish you lived in the city too, huh? Great parking, convenient recharging, real-time police protection, and you’re doing something good for the environment. As long as you have an electric car, those perks are pretty nice!
Please let me know your comments, questions, or concerns. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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