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Parking and Transportation for Downtown Traverse City

There are many options for Parking and Transportation in downtown Traverse, we will address the 3 most common parking arrangements available here. Click the links above to look further below on this page for more detailed information on parking and transportation.
  1. (Recommended) You may park in covered parking at the City Larry C. Hardy Parking Deck 303 East State Street or the Old Town Parking Deck 125 E Eighth Street. Safely park it and forget it!
  2. You may park in the streets metered (time limits may apply) or non metered parking for all day parking other than from the hours of 3am to 6am.
  3. You may park in some city parking lots that allow free overnight parking 9check to see which lots apply), but they are metered for long term parking during the day from 8am-6pm Note: lots are not metered on the weekend from 6pm Friday night to 8am Monday morning, Full time parking permits are also available.

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Parking Downtown is Easy!

Whatever your downtown destination, a parking space is readily available. One and two hour meters are located close to retail establishments, most with a free 30 minutes for those quick trips! City parking lots are marked with bright blue and white signs.

A number of public lots are available around the city. You will find public lots behind the businesses on Front Street downtown. Larger lots are on the north side, between Grandview Parkway and Front Street. Smaller lots are found along the alleys south of Front Street, between Front and State Streets. There are also parallel public parking spaces along most of the streets downtown.

The Larry C. Hardy Parking Deck:

This deck is located between Front and State Streets and offers 540 parking spaces. Enter by following the large signs between Park and Boardman on Front Street (adjacent to the WTCM Radio Center) or State Street (adjacent to the Park Place Hotel)

Purchase permits at Auto Parking Services 303 East State Street, or call (231) 922-0241

Traverse City Parking Services
303 East State Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
(P) 231.922.0241
(F) 231.995.9430
parking@downtowntc.com
Located in the Larry C. Hardy Parking Deck

Old Town Parking Deck:

Located at 125 E Eighth Street
The first floor is accessible via the alley behind Maxbauer's - OPEN 24-7.
Upper Floors are available to the Public seven days a week: 7:00AM - MIDNIGHT

Do you have an electric vehicle? Will you need to recharge when out and about? The Old Town Parking Deck is proud to offer several state of the art vehicle charging stations conveniently located throughout the parking structure. These charging stations are located on the first, second, and third floors. Contact Traverse City Parking Services for information regarding cost.

Bike Lockers Available for Rent at the Hardy and Old Town Parking Decks

Whether you live Downtown and need a safe place to store your bike, or you can't find the extra room in your garage, our bike lockers are a great solution to add protection from both the unpredictable Northern Michigan weather and theft. For more information regarding bike lockers, please call the parking office at the number listed above or click here for an application.

City of Traverse City Parking Ordinances

Overnight Parking

(1) From November 16 through the following April 14, vehicles found parked on any street or alley between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. may be towed at the owner's expense.
(2) From April 15 through November 15, overnight parking between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. is allowed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings only on any street where parking is otherwise allowed

Transport Yourself

You will find many bike racks ready and waiting for you in downtown Traverse City and throughout the Open Space, the heart of activities and events during the year. Getting in and out of down town on your bike can be fun too. Check out the TART Trail Web Site (Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, Inc.), and the home of the North American VASA.

The BATA Cherriot Public Transportation:

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Avoid parking altogether by utilizing Traverse City's public transportation, the BATA Cherriot shuttle bus system. The BATA Cherriot is a scheduled, fixed-route bus service that offers predictable, affordable transportation throughout Traverse City. Five routes operate on half-hourly runs weekdays, and hourly on Saturdays, beginning at 6:10 a.m.

Full fares are $1.00, senior citizens and persons with disabilities pay $0.50. Cherriots are equipped with wheelchair lifts and kneeling passenger entries, which lower the steps for boarding. Cherriots also have easy-to-use bike racks. Call 231-941-2324 or email batainfo@bata.net for complete information.

Other BATA Services

The CityRide provides intown curb-to-curb service for people who are unable to use the Cherriot due to disability or lack of accessibiliy to routes. Call 231-941-2324 or 800-443-8989.

The CountyRide provides weekday transportation throughout rural Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties. Call 231-941-2324 or 800-443-8989.

The HealthRide offers curb-to-curb transportation in wheelchair equipped vans to hospitals and medical appointments. Call 231-941-2386 or 888-228-7743.

The Summer FunRide provides fixed-route services between the Leelanau villages of Northport, Suttons Bay and Leland from late June through Labor Day.

Cabs and Limos

T.C. Cab Company will also get you there call 231-941-8294. Or travel in style with Grand Traverse Limousine, 1-800-350-4502.

Clinch Marina

If your traveling by boat or bringing one you can enjoy the new and improved Duncan L. Clinch marina at the Open Space just two block away.

Visitors can enjoy the new 500-foot walking pier for the public off the northeast corner of the city's Open Space, 66 transient boat slips and 64 seasonal slips, plus room for up to 30 additional craft to tie up to the two breakwalls.

Please contact the Duncan L. Clinch marina at 231-922-4903 for slip rental and docking information.

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