Aug. 15, 2013  PLYMOUTH VOICE.


World’s largest one-day celebration of car culture. With more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom collector and special interest vehicles on display, the Motor City definitely shifts into cruise mode!



Since the route runs through many communities, parking can be both ample and scarce, depending on where you are. Here are suggestions for Dream Cruise spectators looking for parking on the day of the big cruise.

Berkley – There are no public parking areas near Woodward. Parking is allowed on side streets adjoining Woodward but get there early to find a space. Overnight parking is not allowed on city streets. http://www.berkleymich.org/

Birmingham — All Dream Cruise activities are within walking distance of the city’s five parking decks, where the first two hours of parking are free. For details, see www.birminghamcruiseevent.com.

Bloomfield Township — Spectator parking near the car show is at 36700 Woodward for $5.

Ferndale — In Ferndale, the following metered lots are public: West Nine Mile at Planavon; Woodward at West Troy; Woodward at Withington (West), Woodward at East Breckenridge. http://ferndale- mi.com/Community/DreamCruise.htm

Huntington Woods — Parking areas on Woodward have been leased by car clubs or reserved for city residents’ activities. Spectator parking is the same as for Berkley; see above.

Pleasant Ridge — Same as for Berkley; see above. Pontiac —Public parking is in the Phoenix Plaza structure in the downtown. City surface lots will be open in the downtown. http://www.pontiac.mi.us/departments/dda_parking.html

Royal Oak — Parking is available at public lots and three parking decks in the downtown but you must walk one-half mile to Woodward. For details, see www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us. For Cruise In Shoes, parking will be start at 6AM, Memorial Park 13 Mile and Coolidge $5, Shrine Elementary Shuttle from 12 Mile and Woodward $5, Upton Park (west of Coolidge on Massoit) FREE shuttle starting at 6AM, Starting at 7AM parking at Memorial park is $10 Gunn Dyer Park Hampton and Hunter just south of Normandy $10, The FREE Shuttle from Upton will run from 6am to 10pm

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