Maneuvering around Downtown Cleveland during the World Series

Maneuvering around downtown during games

No parking.  No Parking.  No parking.  
 
The bright orange "No Stopping and No Parking" signs are up all over Downtown Cleveland.
 
So, which way do you turn?
 
"My suggestion would be to take the public transportation," said Tribe Fan Jean Williamson.
 
RTA offers $5 round trip tickets, extended hours and a new app, which lets fans skip the lines and pay from their phones.
 
"That works out much better," said Williamson.
 
One steal at least for the first 300 drivers is if you valet on East 4th, you pay $25 upfront but if you show your receipt you get $17 back when you pick up your car.  Or just leave the driving to someone else!  You'll just have to fight to ride in the back.
 
"And everybody always increases pricing and they make it so expensive when sports teams are in town," said West Side Shuffle Owner and Operator Chris Tarr.
 
"I want people to have a cheap, easy free ride down and have fun and enjoy it," said Tarr.
 
Yes you heard that right.  Chris Tarr started West Side Shuffle two years ago.  He usually charges about $5 but on Game 1 of the World Series, he's not charging a penny to get people from the West side to Downtown Cleveland.    
 
"We will go from Lakewood to Ohio City to Tremont," said Tarr.  "We will work in Rocky River.  Westlake.  Bay Village."
 
This is his way of giving back.  He thinks they can bring at least a thousand people back and forth.  All he wants in return...
 
"Some how if Jason Kipnis can sign a baseball for my grandma, that would be the greatest thing in the entire world," said Tarr.
 
But what would really be the greatest thing in the world...
 
Tarr added, "So I want four games.  I want a sweep."
 
Another note about parking:  Even the casino isn't gambling when it comes to parking, you'll have to pay $40 if you are planning to park there and then go somewhere else.


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