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Parking, People Mover Info For North American International Auto Show In Detroit

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DETROIT (WWJ) - With thousands of people heading to Detroit for the annual North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall, there’s no doubt that parking spaces will be hard to come by.

To make planning ahead a little easier, the city of Detroit has released information on their parking lots and structures, as well as a schedule of operation for the People Mover.

As a perk for those who plan to ride the People Mover, the Municipal Parking Department is proving two free People Mover tokens to the first 100 customers at the Grand Circus and Joe Louis Arena garages on weekends and the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday.

Public days at the Auto Show run from Jan. 19 through Jan. 27.

Auto Show Parking

  • Cadillac Farmer Lot — 1025 Farmer — $10
    Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Sunday Jan 27: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Ford Underground Garage — 30 East Jefferson — $10
    Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Except Jan. 22 & 25: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ($15)
    Saturday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Sunday Jan. 20: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Sunday Jan. 27: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Grand Circus Park Garage — 1600-01 Woodward — $5
    Monday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    *This location will issue two free People Mover tokens to the first 100 vehicles (weekends and MLK Day only)
  • Joe Louis Arena Garage —  900 W. Jefferson — $10
    Monday - Sunday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    Except Jan. 22 & 25: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. ($15)
    Sunday Jan. 27: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    *This location will issue two free People Mover tokens to the first 100 vehicles (weekends and MLK Day only)
  • Millennium Garage — 432 W. Congress — $15
    Monday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Sunday Jan. 27: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Premier Underground Garage — 1206-08 Woodward — $10
    24 hours

People Mover

Service on the People Mover begins earlier on the weekends during the Auto Show. On all other days during the show period, the People Mover will operate on its normal schedule. Here are the People Mover hours during the Auto Show:

  • Thursday Jan. 18: 6:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Friday Jan. 19: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Saturday Jan. 20: 8 a.m. - Midnight
  • Sunday Jan. 21 through Friday Jan. 25: 6:30 a.m. - Midnight
  • Saturday Jan. 26: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Sunday Jan. 27: 8 a.m. - Midnight

Parking Enforcement

The City of Detroit also will enforce no parking, tow zone and no standing zones from Jan. 18  through Jan. 27, from noon to 10 p.m. in the following areas:

  • Congress from Woodward to Third
  • Shelby and Griswold from Jefferson to Fort Street
  • Larned from Washington Blvd. to Woodward
  • Washington Blvd. from Congress to Michigan
  • Cass from Congress to Fort Street
  • Fort Street between Griswold and Third

There will be no parking of any vehicles on Atwater from Third to Renaissance Drive during the Auto Show.

Motorists are advised to observe all posted parking restrictions to avoid being ticketed or possibly having vehicles towed.

For more information, call the Municipal Parking Department at 313-221-2500 or visit www.detroitmi.gov/parking.

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