Third Ward offers shuttle for displaced parkers

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:59 am

The Historic Third Ward Association has partnered with the state to begin running a shuttle throughout the Milwaukee neighborhood for employees and customers forced to park farther away due to ongoing construction projects.

The shuttle started Jan. 2 and runs about every 15 minutes from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m., said Nancy O’Keefe, executive director of the Association. The shuttle is also available to those who call for off-hour pickup until 10 p.m.

“We’re going to run it all year round just to help people with parking. It’s kind of a handy tool and people have actually been using it,” O’Keefe said.

The Milwaukee Public Market has been forced to move its parking to a remote lot at 2nd and Clybourn Streets for the next three weeks due to construction on I-794, and then will have access to half of its lot for the next two years for daily parking. Monthly and employee parking will be in the remote lot long-term.

Since the St. Paul Avenue bridge is also closed for construction, some parkers were in for a long walk.

“We just want to have a shuttle to get people back and forth, make it easier,” she said.

The route runs from the remote lot to the Public Market and then loops to the Italian Community Center and back up Water Street, with seven stops throughout the Third Ward.

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