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When heading downtown, most motorists and travelers ask, “Once down there, where can I park? and “Will construction or the operational streetcar limit my parking options?” The simple answer is: No.
There are approximately 12,486 publicly accessible off-street parking spaces within one block of the streetcar route. This does not include the on-street parking that has been preserved in areas on the downtown streetcar route, as well as adjacent streets.
Here’s a map of parking availability along, and adjacent to, the downtown streetcar route.
Here is a map of all downtown parking availability.
Heading to the City Market on the weekends? There is now inexpensive parking available near the North Loop stops at 601 Main and 711 Main. For just $3.00 per day, you can park in those lots and hop on the KC Streetcar for a day of fun.
Parking along the streetcar route is also allowed but vehicles must park within the painted white lines along the route. This means that every portion of the vehicle, including the side mirrors, must be inside the painted white lines. This is to ensure that the streetcar has clearance to run along the tracks without any interference. Since a streetcar cannot swerve, it cannot move out of the way of parked vehicles. Vehicles should also never park on the streetcar tracks.
Read more about parking along the streetcar route and the rules to follow.
The Parking Enforcement with KCPD will ticket, fine and possibly tow vehicles that are improperly parked on a streetcar route, including those that park on the tracks.
There’s more information about parking and City Ordinance that supports these rules, here.
Heading to the River Market on a Saturday morning or for some delicious cuisine on a Friday night along Delaware Street? With the KC Streetcar in town, new parking rules and configurations are in place. Learn how to Back-in Angle park on Delaware Street between 3rd and 5th Streets.