Just 9 days until the Baltimore Grand Prix hits our downtown streets! The big races are scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 2-4. Some of us still need to get around during the weekend (and we don't all have Indi 500 cars to get us there), so follow these simple directions:
Consider walking, public transportation when feasible.
For driving instructions throughout the area, go to www.gptraffic.com. Put in your starting point and your destination. The Web site will give you detailed instructions on the route.
The Purple Line of the Charm City Circulator has a modified route. The southern end serving Federal Hill will go down Light (starting at Montgomery), to Ostend, to the M&T parking lot area, back up West to Charles to Montgomery. The northern route will travel between City Center and Penn Station. There will be no Inner Harbor stops, so you’ll have to walk past the race course to catch a bus north.
Stadium event parking restrictions are in effect.
The Grand Prix is bringing lots of attention to our city. There will be closures and some delays during the weekend, but if you plan ahead and use the Web site, getting around downtown Baltimore shouldn’t be too difficult.
--Joanna Lusk, intern