Vail urges GoPro viewers to leave their cars at home
VAIL — The town of Vail is advising participants and spectators attending the GoPro Mountain Games this weekend to leave their cars at home and take the bus or ride their bikes to Vail, if possible, as parking will be at full capacity. Check http://www.eagle county.us or http://www.vailgov.com for bus schedules.
Vail Transit will run express bus service on South Frontage Road with stops at the Lionshead Transit Center, Vail Transportation Center and Ford Park though Sunday to help alleviate congestion on the in-town village to village route. Also, effective through Sunday, the in-town bus route has switched to the Farmers’ Market in-town loop; there are no stops at the Covered Bridge, Solaris or Vail Road. Guests are being directed to the top of the Vail Transportation Center to load and unload the in-town bus, which includes extended service to Ford Park via Vail Valley Drive from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The top decks of the Vail Village and Lionshead structures are reserved for vehicles with roof racks carrying bikes and kayaks. The Ford Park and soccer field surface lots also will be used to park cars exceeding the parking structure height restrictions.
Overflow parking on the South Frontage Road will be allowed once both parking structures are full. Parking is free in the town lots.