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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.
- (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!
- 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.
- 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
click downtown parking map
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
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
The Larry C. Hardy Parking
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
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
City of Traverse City 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
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
Trail Web Site (Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation
Trails, Inc.), and the home of the North American
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Avoid parking altogether by utilizing Traverse City's public
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for complete information.
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
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.
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.