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Residents Ask What to Do With Their Rides When 'Secure' Pope Box Goes Into Effect

Many residents in the secure section for the Pope visit in Philadelphia have concerns in regards to where they need to move their cars. NBC10's Deanna Durante reports on how many residents feel about the parking inconvenience. (Published Friday, Aug. 14, 2015)

Pope Francis is coming and that means hundreds of cars have got to go from Philadelphia’s streets.

“I would like to know where they expect everybody to go,” said Fairmount resident Alyssia Milletti.

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Milletti, who planned to work at home but now plans to get out of town, is one of the thousands who live in the yellow “secure vehicle perimeter.” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said Thursday that no cars can be parked on certain Fairmount, Center City, Washington Square and Old City streets during the Pope’s late September visit.

"There can be no vehicles in the secure perimeter area," said Nutter.

Businesses Getting Ready for Pope’s Visit as Questions Remain About PlanBusinesses Getting Ready for Pope’s Visit as Questions Remain About PlanEmployees of Philadelphia businesses get ready for the Pope’s visit, and are hoping visitors come while in town. NBC10's Deanna Durante reports on how some local employees are getting ready for the visit. (Published Friday, Aug. 14, 2015)

On Friday, residents in the “no-car zone” searched for answers about what to do with their cars while the Pope is in town the last weekend of September.

“I haven’t been contacted by the city whatsoever,” said Fairmount’s Andrew Malkasian.

Cars must go in the yellow area and red area, dubbed the “secure perimeter” starting as soon as Thursday, Sept. 24. But can remain – and even possibly move around – in the green “traffic box” on while the Pope is in town that weekend (Sept. 26 and 27).

Security Measures During Pope’s VisitSecurity Measures During Pope’s VisitWe recently learned about some of the security restrictions being put in place during the Pope’s visit next month. Dr. Scott White talks about what these restrictions look like for Philadelphians. (Published Friday, Aug. 14, 2015)

Is the place where no cars go going to cause you to get up and go out of town during the Pope’s visit?

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