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The Pro Guide to Getting Around Deep Ellum this Summer

June 11, 2021 | Deep Ellum Team

Did you know Deep Ellum has over 1000 new parking spaces? Get around the neighborhood like a pro this summer by following the Deep Ellum transportation guide!

To ease congestion and related public safety concerns as well as enhance the customer experience in Deep Ellum, a comprehensive traffic mitigation plan has recently gone into effect. The Deep Ellum Foundation in collaboration with the City of Dallas will pilot designated Rideshare Flow Zones. Beginning on Friday, June 11th, 2021, the hours of operation for the Flow Zones will be tailored to Friday at 9:00pm to Sunday at 3:00am.

The designated Flow Zones will provide customers continued access within 1 to 2 blocks of the core area of activity in Deep Ellum while improving traffic flow and emergency vehicle access. Zone identification and wayfinding signage as well as local promotion combined with geo-fencing and venue technology implemented on the rideshare apps will notify rideshare customers.

In addition to Rideshare Flow Zones, Deep Ellum has expanded parking options and works to mitigate congestion through strategic street closures during the busiest nights and weekends.

The new parking garages will exponentially expand convenient opportunities for patrons to access the thriving Deep Ellum Cultural District, adding over 1,000 new spaces to the existing public parking opportunities upon surface lots underneath I-345.

The Dallas Police Department and Deep Ellum Foundation’s security team will support enforcement of the flow zones’ use as well as utilize other traffic calming measures to keep things moving during Deep Ellum’s busiest nights and weekends. Refer to the map above to see an outline of Deep Ellum’s full summer transportation plan as well as the specific locations of new parking spaces, Flow Zones, and surface lots. Visit the Deep Ellum Foundation’s website to learn more about Deep Ellum’s transportation options!