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Getting Around

February 18, 2015 Written by

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THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO MOVE AROUND downtown SLC. If you're driving, save some time,
hassle and money, and park your car once. From there, take TRAX anywhere within the Free
Fare Zone or utilize the Bike Share system.

Remember that parking at on-street meters is limited to two hours, which costs $2 per hour
(except on weekends when it's free). Many off-street lots and garages, however, are $5 for the
whole day. There are literally 10 times the amount of spots off-street compared to metered
parking. On-street parking is best used for quick trips of under two hours. Find the best option for
you at parkingslc.com. 

You can access most points downtown by hopping on and off TRAX trains, which are also free
downtown. EnergySolutions Arena, Main Street, City Creek Center, Library Square and
the Intermodal Transportation hub are all located along the line. The new Airport TRAX
Line provides a direct transfer from downtown and University of Utah TRAX lines as well as
the FrontRunner rail to the Salt Lake International Airport. Find maps and more info on
UTA at rideuta.com.

Take a GREENbike from any station and drop if off at another. Stations are located near every
major downtown destination including restaurants on Main Street, City Creek, The Gateway,
Temple Square and Squatters Pub Brewery. This is a fun and healthy way to get around
town—and usually faster than a car. Even more GREENbikes are hitting the streets this year
with locations at the Cityscape Apartments, the Sheraton Hotel and Salt Palace
Convention Center. Rates start at $5 for 24 hours, which includes an unlimited number of 30-
minute trips. Visit greenbikeslc.org for information.

The old standby mode of transportation, walking is equally effective. Main Street is a shadefilled
stroll with trees and ample storefronts for passers-by. Main Street travels north and south,
and divides the city's east and west sides. To walk east or west, Broadway (300 South) is a
recommended route. Be sure to include off the beaten path blocks, such as Market Street and
Pierpont Avenue if you are headed across town, where downtown's "neighborhood feel" can be
found.