Transportation

The Ann Arbor DDA works to promote downtown vitality. An important strategy is the encouragement of a menu of transportation choices for downtown visitors, residents, customers, employees, and others, who can select their preferred means to come downtown based on factors such as cost, convenience, and environmental interests. Use the interactive map to find locations and information about downtown parking and transportation options.

Transportation

Click on a lot or structure on the map above to see the number of available hourly parking spaces and rates.

Getting downtown by bus!

Downtown Ann Arbor is accessible by public transit operated by TheRide.  TheRide operates public transportation services in the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. It’s easy to get to and from downtown using the bus. Learn more about riding the bus and how to plan your trip.

Seasonal On-Street Bike Parking (May – November)

On-street bike racks accommodate up to fourteen bikes bringing an additional ninety-eight spots to the downtown neighborhoods from May through November. Locations include:

Zingerman’s Deli – 419 Detroit Street
People’s Food Co-op, 216 N. Fourth Ave.
Spencer, 113 E. Liberty Street
Bivouac, 336 S. State Street
Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave.
Bill’s Beer Garden, 218 S. Ashley Street
Mighty Good Coffee, 217 N. Main

Are you a downtown employee? You may be eligible for unlimited bus rides through the getDowntown program’s go!Pass. Participating downtown employers offer bus passes to employees. The DDA provides substantial funds in support of the getDowntown program, as well as 95% of the cost of funding for go!Passes since 2001.

Everything you need to know about parking in Ann Arbor can be found in the Ann Arbor Field Guide to Parking (pdf)

Public parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday, 8am-6pm.  Cost is $1.70/hour.  Free on evenings, Sundays and all federal holidays observed by City employees.  We understand those holidays to be: New Year’s Eve Day (after 12 p.m.), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday (after 12 p.m.), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, Christmas Eve Day (after 12 p.m.), and Christmas Day.  Visit the Republic Parking website for information on meter payment options. Click here for epark kiosk payment instructions.

There are currently wait lists for standard (24/7) permits at all locations.  Call 734-997-1310 or email parking@a2dda.org to be added to the lists, and we will contact you when a space becomes available.

There is immediate availability for the Limited/Overnight monthly parking permits.  These permits are $30/month and provide parking 3:30 pm – 9:00 am Monday-Friday, and all day on the weekends and certain holidays.   They are available at the following locations: 1st & Washington, Forest, 4th & William, Liberty Square, Ann Ashley & Library Lane.  Contact the DDA at 734-997-1310 or parking@a2dda.org to get additional information or to sign up for a permit.

Accessible Parking –  Map

Businesses that Validate Parking – List

 For parking information please contact Republic Parking at 734-761-7235. www.rpsa2.com