Getting around during Jazz Fest: Parking, traffic, transit

Music and enlightenment fans will be means to suffer a 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell when it starts Friday (April 22) during a Fair Grounds. Getting around during this duration can be a task, so City Hall released these trade and parking reminders:

Closures — The Wisner Boulevard overpass during Interstate 610 is sealed for dispersion and replacement. Motorists are suggested to find swap routes.

Parking — On one-way streets, park confronting in a instruction of travel. On two-way streets, park with a right wheels to a curb. People are “highly encouraged” to be cognizant of all posted signs to equivocate getting ticketed or towed. Vehicles with delinquent parking tickets will be booted, towed or both. Towed vehicles might be retrieved during a North Claiborne Avenue Auto Impound Lot during 400 N. Claiborne Ave.; a lot is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Parking control officers will make these violations and fines — 

  • Blocking glow hydrant – $40 fine
  • Parking in glow line – $40 fine
  • Parking within 15 feet of glow hydrant – $40 fine
  • Parking within 20 feet of crosswalk, intersection or stop pointer – $40 fine
  • Parking on path – $40 fine
  • Parking on trafficked apportionment of alley – $40 fine
  • Parking within 3 feet of drive – $40 fine
  • Parking on neutral belligerent – $75 fine, towing possible
  • Parking adjacent to neutral belligerent – $40 fine
  • Parking in burden or loading section – $40 fine
  • Parking in disabled section but correct assent displayed – $500 fine
  • Parking during lapsed scale – $40 fine
  • Parking in residential assent parking section but assent displayed – $40 fine
  • Parking in wrong instruction – $40 fine

Festival-goers might call these numbers for more information on parking: 

  • Department of Public Works, parking coercion and information — 504.658.8100 
  • Residential parking permits — 504.658.8200
  • Pay and recover of foot — 504.599.5652
  • Information on ticket, draw interest hearings — 504.658.8250

Transit — Bus and streetcar use will make stops within walking stretch of a Fair Grounds. Those attending Jazz Fest might find train routes and schedules during a Regional Transit Authority’s website.

Map of NOLA BikewaysThe city has supposing a map of a designated bikeways. (City of New Orleans) 

Bicycling — Cyclists might park by a Gentilly walking opening during a intersection of Gentilly Boulevard and Sauvage Street. City Hall has supposing a map of its designated bikeways.

Express train convey — City Hall is operative Gray Line Tours to yield a continual round-trip Jazz Fest demonstrate service. The use will run from:

  • Sheraton Hotel, 500 Canal St.
  • Gray Line Lighthouse during Steamboat Natchez dock, Toulouse Street during Mississippi River subsequent to Jax Brewery
  • City Park subsequent to Marconi Meadows.

The convey will run daily from 10:30 a.m. until all passengers have been ecstatic from a Fair Grounds. A special opening during a Fair Grounds will be indifferent for Jazz Fest demonstrate vehicles to equivocate traffic.

More information on convey service: 504.569.1401 and 800.535.7786.

Uber, Lyft — Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft will approach users to accommodate during a plcae outward of a limited trade zones during a Fair Grounds to revoke use interruptions and newcomer inconvenience. Uber will group with connected automobile association Vinli to yield free, in-car WiFi in UberX and UberXL rides between Apr 21 and May 1.

Taxicabs — Taxicab stands during Stallings Playground, intersection of Gentilly Boulevard and Lapeyrouse Street, and Fortier Park, intersection of Esplanade Avenue and Mystery Street. A pedicab mount will be at Esplanade Avenue and Mystery Street opposite from a taxicab stand.

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Correction: The name of the connected automobile association Vinli was misspelled in an progressing chronicle of this story.