Philadelphia, June 4, 2015 – The City of Philadelphia released data about parking violations on the City’s open data portal. The data includes citation information for 4.8 million parking tickets issued between January 2012 and March 2015 by the Philadelphia Parking Authority, the Philadelphia Police Department, SEPTA Police, and other issuing agencies.
“We are proud to reinforce our commitment to transparency and open government by publishing parking violation data online,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “This release joins a growing list of more than 170 open data sets that help inform citizens and strengthen trust in government.”
In addition to being available for download, the data is provided in a powerful new visualization tool enabling users to easily browse, filter, and drill down into the data within their web browser. The tool is provided by a new vendor partnership with Socrata, a national leader in open data software, and will be used to further the City’s effort of connecting the general public to open data, as described in more detail at www.phillyinnovates.com
“Today’s release makes available millions of parking ticket records in easy-to-understand charts and summaries,” said Jeremiah Connors, Director of the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication. “We are excited to partner with the Office of Innovation & Technology to allow the general public to be able to visualize and understand parking enforcement efforts citywide.”
The data can be accessed at www.opendataphilly.org and includes the date, time, location, and description of the violation, as well as the issuing agency and an anonymous “Plate ID” for each vehicle.