Driving during the RNC

Ginger C

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I'm a reporter for The Plain Dealer writing about Uber and Lyft service in Cleveland during the RNC. If you're planning to drive during the RNC, please send me a message.
 

Michael - Cleveland

Well-Known Member
A Cleveland based Uber driver for almost two years, I am planning on driving during the RNC.
However, as of today, Uber has not provided me with any information about how to serve visitors to our city. The only information I have seen has come from sources like the Plain Dealer (which has shared the road closures map) and Hopkins Airport (which recently changed the location of the public "Cell Phone Lot" where TNC drivers are permitted to wait for airport pick-up requests).

It's a little unnerving to think that people will be expecting to be able to requests pick-ups and drop-offs at locations that drivers will not be able to get to.
 

Ginger C

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Uber did tell me that it will have a rider lounge at Frankfort Ave. and West Third Street, where riders can wait for pickups.

If you're interested in being interviewed for my story, please give me a call at 216-870-0280. Thanks!
 

Michael - Cleveland

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Uber did tell me that it will have a rider lounge at Frankfort Ave. and West Third Street, where riders can wait for pickups.!
They'll be waiting a long time, since there is no parking allowed anywhere near that intersection.
City Parking Restrictions

Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 18 through 2:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, street parking in the central business district of downtown Cleveland will be unavailable within the below boundaries:
  • All streets west of East 26th Street and east of West 10th Street
  • All streets north of Carnegie Avenue within boundaries of East 26th Street and West 10th Street
  • West 25th Street from Detroit Avenue to Gehring Street

The Republican National Convention Complex

(Quicken Loans Arena & Progressive Field)

The following road closures will be implemented beginning 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 and will remain in effect until 6:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23:

  • Southbound lanes of East 9th Street from St. Clair Avenue to Prospect Avenue
  • East 9th Street from Prospect Avenue to Orange Avenue
  • Carnegie Avenue from East 9th Street to West 20th Street
  • Ontario Street from Prospect Avenue to East 14th Street
  • West Huron Road from West 6th Street to Ontario Street
  • Huron Road from Ontario Street to East 7th Street
  • East 7th Street
  • Bolivar Road west from East 9th Street
  • Eagle Avenue west from East 9th Street
  • Lorain-Carnegie (Hope Memorial) Bridge from West 20th Street to Carnegie Avenue at East 9th Street
The following roads will be restricted to local vehicle traffic beginning 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 18 through 6:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22:

  • West Prospect Avenue from West 3rd Street to Ontario Street
  • Carnegie Avenue from East 14th Street to East 9th Street
The following streets are pedestrian access only and are off limits to vehicles beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 18 through 6:00 a.m. on Friday, July, 22:

  • Prospect Avenue from Ontario Street to East 9th Street
  • Huron Road from East 7th Street to Prospect Avenue
 
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Roger in Canton

Well-Known Member
They'll be waiting a long time, since there is no parking allowed anywhere near that intersection.
City Parking Restrictions

Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 18 through 2:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, street parking in the central business district of downtown Cleveland will be unavailable within the below boundaries:
  • All streets west of East 26th Street and east of West 10th Street
  • All streets north of Carnegie Avenue within boundaries of East 26th Street and West 10th Street
  • West 25th Street from Detroit Avenue to Gehring Street

The Republican National Convention Complex

(Quicken Loans Arena & Progressive Field)

The following road closures will be implemented beginning 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 and will remain in effect until 6:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23:

  • Southbound lanes of East 9th Street from St. Clair Avenue to Prospect Avenue
  • East 9th Street from Prospect Avenue to Orange Avenue
  • Carnegie Avenue from East 9th Street to West 20th Street
  • Ontario Street from Prospect Avenue to East 14th Street
  • West Huron Road from West 6th Street to Ontario Street
  • Huron Road from Ontario Street to East 7th Street
  • East 7th Street
  • Bolivar Road west from East 9th Street
  • Eagle Avenue west from East 9th Street
  • Lorain-Carnegie (Hope Memorial) Bridge from West 20th Street to Carnegie Avenue at East 9th Street
The following roads will be restricted to local vehicle traffic beginning 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 18 through 6:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22:

  • West Prospect Avenue from West 3rd Street to Ontario Street
  • Carnegie Avenue from East 14th Street to East 9th Street
The following streets are pedestrian access only and are off limits to vehicles beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 18 through 6:00 a.m. on Friday, July, 22:

  • Prospect Avenue from Ontario Street to East 9th Street
  • Huron Road from East 7th Street to Prospect Avenue
We won't have to park! You know the paxs will be waiting for us..... a quick stop, they hop in, and we go! Lol
 

JoeD16

Member
I drove the convention and it sucked! Go away RNC and all the extra drivers. We all need to get back to making money!
 
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