Bus strike: DPW officials offer tips for getting to/from July 3rd fireworks show along lakefront

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MILWAUKEE — With the Milwaukee County Transit System bus drivers on strike, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) are offering the following tips for getting to and from the fireworks event at the lakefront on Friday, July 3rd:

  • Leave early for the lakefront – Give yourself plenty of time to travel downtown and find parking
  • Once downtown, watch for the 13 electronic signs that indicate parking structure locations and
    available parking spaces per structure
  • Parking is also available at the O’Donnell Park Garage (corner of N. Lincoln Memorial Drive and E.
    Michigan Street) for $20 on July 3rd, and on the grass off Lagoon Road (K&L Lot) for $20 – again,
    get there early for a spot
  •  For more parking information, go to www.parkmilwaukee.com.
  • Carpool – Travel with family and friends to the fireworks; fewer vehicles on the road, share parking
  • Park once, and then use other transportation modes including:
  • Walk to the lakefront
  • Bicycle – Use your own bike or try a Bublr Bike (http://bublrbikes.com/)
  • The Milwaukee Downtown Trolley – Three (3) trolleys will operate on a downtown loop on July 3rd with extended hours, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. $1 per trip. Due to the expected traffic congestion, the trolley will not stop at the Milwaukee Art Museum or Discovery World. Go to www.milwaukeedowntown.com for route information.
  • Take a shuttle from a local restaurant/bar establishment that offers one
  • Use Uber, Lyft, or a taxicab service

Fireworks attendees are encouraged to plan ahead, start early and be patient while waiting for service and moving in and out of downtown.

Milwaukee Downtown (BID #21) Public Service Ambassadors, wearing blue shirts, will be on the streets to offer directions and other assistance.

The bus strike continues until 3:00 a.m. Saturday, July 4th.

Don’t feel like dealing with all the hustle and bustle along the lakefront? You can watch the U.S. Bank Fireworks Show LIVE on FOX6 on Friday night!

CLICK HERE for further coverage of the bus strike via FOX6Now.com.

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