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One_shot
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Post Number: 263
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 64.12.116.204
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 1:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am going to his show friday and am debating whether or not to drive or take a shuttle. I am thinking about taking my chances and driving, finding a spot somewhere in Detroit or even up Jefferson somewhere and catching a cab over to the Gem. Or I am thinking of parking at one of the shuttle pick up points, Macomb Mall or the Zoo and taking one of those in. The only thing I wonder about is where these shuttles drop you off and what the pick-up and drop-off times are before and after the show and later on that night. I would like to have my car because we will probably check out the events after and maybe catch some drinks somewhere and wanna leave on my own terms. What does anyone suggest that has been downtown for any of the events already?
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Wmuchris
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Post Number: 167
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.58.36.2
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 1:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Take a shuttle. They run all the time and
Most of them go to a people mover station.

I'm taking a shuttle from Fairlane mall on Saturday afternoon. I'll be in the city till at least 2:30 am
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Sharmaal
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Post Number: 648
Registered: 09-2004
Posted From: 136.2.1.103
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 1:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The shuttles will run until 3:00am. I verified this on the motorcity blast website. They drop you off at fort and cass.
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Gambling_man
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Post Number: 635
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 199.178.193.5
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 1:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Take the shuttle. Period. Parking anywhere near downtown will be a nightmare. If you don't mind walking, you could probably park in Eastern Market, but that is about as close as you will get.
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Everydayislikesunday
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Post Number: 169
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 68.41.153.99
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 1:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

if you dont want to take the shuttle from a suburb then park at wayne state and shuttle it.
but be advised its hell to park @ wayne with no super bowl. plus, if you know someone who goes there, you will only have to pay $2.50 opposed to the $10 general fee to park.
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Chris_rohn
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Post Number: 177
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 68.77.160.147
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 3:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Take the bus!
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Gumby
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Post Number: 821
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 204.39.224.241
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 4:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

City Airport lot is free. This is where I plan on parking for fridays show. I have never been to City Airport Does anyone have good diresctions on how to get ther from Flint?
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Jt1
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Post Number: 6617
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 198.208.159.20
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 4:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

75 to McNichols East bound, turn on Connor (Outer Drive. I am not sure if the entrance is off Connor or Gratiot. If it is off Gratiot make a righton Gratio and it is right there.
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Gumby
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Post Number: 822
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Posted From: 204.39.226.15
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 5:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks Jt1
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Mikem
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Post Number: 2341
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.43.15.105
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 5:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

McNichols doesn't go through to Conner. Take I-75 to I-94 East to Conner Rd exit. The exit ramp feeds you south on Conner, so cut across the lanes to the left and make the turn around on to northbound Conner. The airport is just past Gratiot, about a mile up Conner.
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Jt1
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Post Number: 6619
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 198.208.159.20
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 5:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My bad - What main road cuts through to Connor north of city airport.
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Mikem
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Post Number: 2342
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.43.15.105
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 5:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Seven Mile, but it's no Eight Mile! Narrow, stretches of curbside parking that makes it one-lane each direction, no left-turn lanes at traffic lights, etc.
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Mikem
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Post Number: 2343
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Posted From: 68.43.15.105
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 5:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You could take Eight Mile east to Van Dyke south to Seven Mile east to Conner, or if you're really good, Eight Mile east to Conner, if you can find it.
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Danindc
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Post Number: 1205
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 67.100.158.10
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 5:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

wanna leave on my own terms




I still think it's cute how Detroiters equate sitting in traffic to leaving on their own terms.

Back to your regularly scheduled, non-cynical thread.
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Jt1
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Post Number: 6622
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Posted From: 198.208.159.20
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 5:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mikem - & mile is always fun to drive. I love getting passed in a left aprking lane by someone going 50 within 6 inches of my car.
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 774
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 66.2.148.124
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 6:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Finding the beginning of Conner is an interesting way.

The least "scenic" route, and quickest, would be take 8 Mile to Ryan (BP station with big-ass flag, approx 1.5 miles), right on Ryan 1/2 mile south, left on Outer Drive (turns into Conner)and approx 5 miles to City Airport.
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Mikem
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Post Number: 2345
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Posted From: 68.43.15.105
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 6:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ryan? Why not Van Dyke to Outer Drive (State Fair)?
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Crew
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Post Number: 822
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 146.9.52.43
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 6:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ride your bike.
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 775
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 66.2.148.124
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 6:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That way he can go by the old Briggs plant near the old NYC tracks, and people drive like idiots on VD and 8.

I've lived most of my life in this area, and OD is better, and there's some nice houses to look at too.

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