In an effort to ease traffic congestion, locals and out-of-town visitors are encouraged to use the following convenient ways to access Downtown. The Kansas City Police Department reminds fans to lock vehicles and stow valuables when cars are unattended.
Sit or stand while you ride through the heart of Downtown KC. The 2.2 mile route along Main Street connects the River Market to Union Station/Crown Center with 16 stops along the way.
METRO AREA EXPRESS (MAX)
The MAX will run every 8-10 minutes throughout the Championship, and the Main Street line will be temporarily rerouted for the duration of the event. For further information as well as route maps of the Main and Troost lines, visit ridekc.org or call the Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
From Wed.-Sat. of Big 12 Championship Week taxi lanes will be available on the south lane of 13th Street between Oak and Grand. Taxis will be queued up and ready in the evenings to help patrons make it home safe.
Bike sharing is fully automated and self-service. Stations are spread throughout downtown KC and the River Market area. Just swipe your member card or your credit card, and a bike is automatically unlocked for you. When you get to your destination, just dock the bike at the nearest kiosk.
The City of Kansas City, Missouri has partnered with Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, to offer car share options around the city. Zipcars can be reserved by the hour or by the day and are parked in designated spots for pick-up and drop-off. The cars can be accessed in minutes by downloading the mobile app or signing up on Zipcar’s website.
Due to traffic congestion related to these closures, city officials encourage drivers to allow for extra time when traveling through downtown.