Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Construction on the McEuen Field Park is cramping downtown Coeur d’Alene’s style, especially when it comes to parking. But fear not, Lake City and your infinite number of confused tourists! The Downtown Association, Kootenai County, Citylink and the City of Coeur d’Alene have devised a solution: free shuttle bus.
Parking in downtown CDA has been limited since McEuen Park construction began in May, when it destroyed the popular Third Street parking lot and blocked street parking on Front Street. The new park will boast a two-story parking structure, but in the meantime, downtown patrons have been competing for street parking, crowding the library parking lot and otherwise trying to avoid paid lots.
Now the shuttle can take you to and from two free parking lots: one at City Hall and one at Memorial Field. Both lots will be flagged as free public parking.
The shuttle loops around downtown via Lakeside between City Hall and Memorial Field every day of the week. The loops are meant to take 20 minutes total, depending on traffic, both vehicular and human.
The first shuttle starts at 9:30 am and the last will turn in at 6:30 pm, every Monday through Saturday until September. The Sunday shuttle has limited hours of 11 am to 5 pm.
Here’s the route.