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South Side Irish
05-09-2006, 10:44 AM
How is the Green Line Park and Ride station? Is it tough to find parking there? I don't feel like driving all the way to the park, so I think I'll park there, then walk fromthe IIT stop. How's the walk from there? Only a few blocks, right?

Thanks for the help, homies. :redneck

ewokpelts
05-09-2006, 10:54 AM
How is the Green Line Park and Ride station? Is it tough to find parking there? I don't feel like driving all the way to the park, so I think I'll park there, then walk fromthe IIT stop. How's the walk from there? Only a few blocks, right?

Thanks for the help, homies. :redneck
35th/state is about 3 blocks from the park.(park's official address is 333 w. 35th).
I've never been to the 63rd and ashland station, but I assume that there will be enough security at that station.
Gene

Chip Z'nuff
05-09-2006, 10:57 AM
you're smack dab in the heart of Englewood, bub, that's about as rough an area as you can find.

EDIT:
A safer place to park would be 103rd & western, then take the 103rd st bus to the red line station

South Side Irish
05-09-2006, 11:15 AM
I've never been to the 63rd and ashland station, but I assume that there will be enough security at that station.
Gene

I assume that, too (especially since I've never had a probelm parking at the Cub Foods off 88th :redface: ), but I don't want to risk it, either. My wife has a brand new car, and for the sake of my sex life and our marriage, I don't want anything to happen to it!

Jerko
05-09-2006, 11:16 AM
You're probably better off parking near an orange line stop and taking the orange line to Halsted. Get off at Halsted, jump on the 44 Wallace bus that you can catch right in the station there, and it lets you out right by Grandstand, which is 35th and Wallace.

Cat Thief
05-09-2006, 11:35 AM
How is the Green Line Park and Ride station? Is it tough to find parking there? I don't feel like driving all the way to the park, so I think I'll park there, then walk fromthe IIT stop. How's the walk from there? Only a few blocks, right?

Thanks for the help, homies. :redneck

Good Luck with that.

South Side Irish
05-09-2006, 11:40 AM
Good Luck with that.

Thanks for the insightful comment.

Cat Thief
05-09-2006, 11:44 AM
I guess I should not assume that people form the city or surrounding suburbs don't know that Englewood is a tough neighborhood.

Sorry for interrupting your thread.

White Sox Randy
05-09-2006, 11:48 AM
I'd do my best to stay away from 63rd and Ashland

South Side
05-09-2006, 11:53 AM
I'm going to go with not a good plan... 63rd and Ashland is not a place I'd like to be at 10:30pm with a new car. I'd go with plan B.

South Side Irish
05-09-2006, 12:02 PM
I guess I should not assume that people form the city or surrounding suburbs don't know that Englewood is a tough neighborhood.

Sorry for interrupting your thread.

You wouldn't have if you just mentioned that the first time. I know that 63rd and Ashland isn't paradise, but don't know what the CTA Park and Ride locations are like. Since there's not one on the south branch of the Red Line, what I usually take, I have no clue if they're safe. Obviously, I don't know since I started a thread on it.

Thanks for eventually giving me some info, though. Seriously, thanks.

South Side Irish
05-09-2006, 12:04 PM
Dang. I guess I'm stuck driving again. The Ashland/Western/Kedzie/Pulaski alternatives can be hell. Any advice for weaving through the South Side more quickly?

Cat Thief
05-09-2006, 12:07 PM
Surprisingly, we have had pretty good luck on Western lately. It gets kind of backed up around 63rd but not too bad. I usually take that to 43rd, thru the stockyards to Morgan. I only take Western from Southwest Highway, which is probably 74th.

viagracat
05-09-2006, 12:13 PM
I almost hate to say this, but the Ryan, for the most part, has not been as bad as advertised. At least in my experience.

And no, 63/Ashland is not a safe neighborhood. I've done a lot of work in Englewood, and while there are a lot of good people there, there are also plenty of creeps, unfortunately. You really feel for the good people who have to put up with garbage every day.

viagracat
05-09-2006, 12:17 PM
If the Ryan is screwed up, you can probably go north up Indiana from 63rd Street. It's one-way and three lanes, so it moves well.

sullythered
05-09-2006, 12:19 PM
Surprisingly, we have had pretty good luck on Western lately. It gets kind of backed up around 63rd but not too bad. I usually take that to 43rd, thru the stockyards to Morgan. I only take Western from Southwest Highway, which is probably 74th.

Yeah, I've been doing the same move lately, and it has been a breeze.

Cat Thief
05-09-2006, 12:20 PM
I almost hate to say this, but the Ryan, for the most part, has not been as bad as advertised. At least in my experience.


I agree.

Cat Thief
05-09-2006, 12:22 PM
Yeah, I've been doing the same move lately, and it has been a breeze.

Too good to be true. It will probably take me 90 min tonight!

EdHerman12
05-09-2006, 04:32 PM
I'd go with Orange line to either 35th & Archer then bus down 35th or as mentioned earlier Orange line to Halstead then bus to Grandstand....as for 63rd and Ashland.......:kukoo:...

roylestillman
05-09-2006, 05:46 PM
This takes a bit of planning and train scheduling, but if you're in Midlothian why not take the Rock Island (Metra) downtown and take the red line back south. The 10:55 train back to Midlothian is about right for the average game.

Bobbo35
05-09-2006, 06:36 PM
you're smack dab in the heart of Englewood, bub, that's about as rough an area as you can find.

EDIT:
A safer place to park would be 103rd & western, then take the 103rd st bus to the red line station

I was going to say the same thing. That is where some of my students hang out and I know they are not there for good reasons.