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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:05 AM
Anyone have any tips on getting to Wrigley from the west side while avoiding as much rush hour traffic (sans traffic I will be getting to wrigley around 9-930 (with traffic, God only knows)) as possible? Would it be best to stop at a park and ride and ride the train halfway across Chicago or just brave the traffic?
If riding the El is the best, where should I get on? Is there a specific train I should shoot for?
Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:10 AM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:01 PM
When I drive to Chicago I normally come in on the Eisenhower Prkwy. Would it be better (i.e. less traffic) if I looped up to O'Hare and came down on the Kennedy and took Addison over towards Wrigleyville?
I guess, what I am asking is, just how bad is traffic on 290 at 8:30-9:00 in the morning?
Also, is there anywhere around Wrigley I should avoid parking my car in?
Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:32 PM
my two suggestions / options
1. Park in the area just west of the Addison 94/90 exit and take the Addison bus back and forth. I live right there. It's a 40 minute or so bus ride with average traffic. Quicker coming back after the game.
2. Pay for parking or find parking between Belmont and Irving as far away as Damen. Pay attention to signs....99% sure they start ticketing closer to the game at 6pm to 6am.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:47 PM
What about the Waveland Park softball fields? Is that a public area or do you know that they get testy with out of state plates? I thought about taking 290 over to Lake Shore Drive and up to the Wrigley neighborhood, maybe drive through the richey part of Chicago. It is my first time visiting Chicago on my own so by golly, I am going to do what I want (as long as me doing what I want doesn't end up with me being stabbed, shot, robbed, or "Andy Dufrane'd") in terms of getting there but I don't want to be stuck in 4 hours of traffic.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:55 PM
Just use common sense and you wont find yourself victim of crime: roll up your windows and lock your doors, dont leave backpacks or suitcases in the passenger compartment, dont let a tennis pro shtup your wife, and remove all green bay packers paraphernalia from your vehicle and person.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:06 PM
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