It may come as a surprise to tourists visiting the Philadelphia Zoo, but leafy West Philly is in the city, which means parking’s not easy to come by.
The zoo is solving that problem with a $24 million parking garage.
The Philadelphia Business Journal reports by next spring, zoo visitors will have the option of parking in a 683-space lot near 34th and Girard. It solves a big problem for people coming by car, but not by train.
SEPTA’ trolley and bus lines can get you to the zoo, but there’s no train stop. And don’t plan on holding your breath for one. The zoo would like to be more accessible to regional rail riders, but no such plan for a zoo station is in the works.