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BID Partnering with Snowdown and City of Durango on Parade Transit

BID partnering with Snowdown and City of Durango on parade transit

BID focusing on easing traffic and safety during the annual Snowdown Light Parade

DURANGO, Colo. - To help ensure safety and ease traffic and parking congestion in Downtown Durango during the 2020 A Rockin’ Snowdown Light Parade, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, the Durango Business Improvement District (BID) has partnered with the City of Durango, the Snowdown planning committee and the Ride Responsible Program to provide free, safe and convenient transit to the parade location on Main Ave.

“Safety is one of the mandates of the BID,” said Tim Walsworth, BID executive director. “And as we know, the town can be a little bit crazy on the night of the Snowdown Light Parade. Being a part of the team to help develop creative and safe alternatives for people to get to the parade is totally in our wheelhouse, and we’re happy to help sponsor and coordinate.”

Free shuttle service to the parade has been arranged from two ends of town. Plus all City buses, including the Main Ave. Trolley, will be offered free all day that Friday.

“We’ve had a free shuttle from the Fairgrounds for several years for the parade,” said Walsworth. “But this year we’ve been able to add a new shuttle from Three Springs. Think of the service as a special Snowdown Park and Ride.”

Scheduled shuttles are:

  • La Plata County Fairgrounds to the Durango Transit Center, 3 to 9 p.m., approximately every 20 minutes. Last shuttle leaves Downtown at approximately 8:30 p.m.
  • Three Springs to the Durango Transit Center, 3 to 9 p.m., approximately every 45 minutes. Last shuttle leaves Downtown at approximately 8:30 p.m. Two pick up/drop off locations will be offered in Three Springs: Digs Restaurant and the main entrance to Mercy Regional Medical Center. Those catching the shuttle are asked to park in the hospital lots, away from the main buildings and walk to whichever location is preferred.

“Be safe and avoid the hassles of parking in Downtown on one of the busiest nights of the year,” said Walsworth. “For that matter, the busiest days. Downtown is filled with Snowdown events all day, so catch the early shuttle and come enjoy the fun.”

For further parade transit information and a transit schedule, visit www.durangogov.org/333/Transit

For further information about the BID, visit www.downtowndurango.org or call 970.375.5067. 

 

The Durango Business Improvement District was formed in 1997 with a goal and mission to support businesses within the District by assisting with special event marketing, providing research on topics of concern to the District (facilities, special events, best practices), planning and development of new facilities, and providing capital budget for equipment that enhances business in the District. Funding is generated by a 2 mill levy on property owners within the district, with additional marketing dollars contributed by the City of Durango.

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