The NFL draft is coming to Philadelphia this month, bringing scores of fans and weeks of traffic disruptions around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with it.
The first parking restriction began April 5, while road closures started April 10 and last through May 7.
The lane and road closures come in phases leading up to the draft, and motorists should expect delays around the Parkway and Art Museum throughout.
From April 10 at 12:01 a.m. to May 7 at 11:59 p.m.:
From April 19 at 12:01 a.m. to May 2 at 11:59 p.m.:
From April 24 at 7 p.m. to May 1 at 5 a.m.:
From April 25 at 12:01 a.m. to May 1 at 5 a.m.:
Parking restrictions: Start April 25 and affect both sides of the street unless otherwise noted
Free parking: NFL Draft Experience attendees can park for free at the stadium complex in South Philadelphia and take the Broad Street Line into Center City.
Paid parking: Street parking in the area is typically tight, but there are several garages within walking distance to the festivities.
SEPTA: Multiple routes on the public transportation system have stops near the draft. The closest stations on each line are: 15th Street (Market Frankford Line); 15th, 19th or 22nd Streets (Trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36); and City Hall or Race-Vine (Broad Street Line). Suburban Station is the closest Regional Rail stop.
Extra evening subway and trolley service is planned to accommodate the expected crowds. Regional Rail trains will have extra cars.
A one-way fare on the subway, buses and trolleys is $2.25 if paying with cash or a "quick trip" ticket, or $1.80 if paying by token or smart card. SEPTA is in the process of rolling out its SEPTA Key smart-fare system, so you have a few payment options:
BIKES: The city says some bicycle lanes in the area will be closed. Cyclists should follow detour signs.
Indego, the city's bike-share system, has a number of stations in the vicinity of the Parkway, including at the Art Museum, the Rodin Museum, 21st and Winter Streets, 19th and Vine Streets, 18th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, 19th and Market Streets, and City Hall.
Bicycles are not permitted in the draft venue.
PEDESTRIANS: Some sidewalks and pathways in the area will also be closed. Pedestrians should follow detour signs. The primary north-south pedestrian detours will be 22nd Street and Anne d'Harnoncourt Drive.