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Getting Around & Parking


University Circle is an easily navigable neighborhood! We offer a diverse range of transportation options to meet the needs of residents, students, and visitors navigating this vibrant and culturally rich district.

Below you'll find information for discovering the transportation choices available in University Circle. From free shuttles that connect you to world-class institutions, museums, and hospitals, to sustainable biking options and public transit information. 

For more information on transportation options, visit our uGO website - a one stop shop for transportation information and resources in University Circle. Sign up for transportation alers HERE.

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Driving and Parking in the Circle

On-street parking is available throughout the area, though it can be limited during peak hours. Additionally, several parking garages and lots provide convenient and secure options for those looking for long-term or short-term parking solutions. Many institutions and attractions offer their own parking facilities, while public transit and shuttle services make it easy for you to park once and then explore University Circle's numerous cultural, educational, and medical destinations with ease.

View uGO’s Interactive Parking Map to find locations closest to your destination.


Taking Transit to the Circle

University Circle is well connected to the region by public transit. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) operates five bus routes, the Euclid Avenue HealthLine (bus rapid transit) and the Red Line (heavy rail) with service to University Circlet. The HealthLine offers convenient service to Fairfax, Midtown, Campus District, East Cleveland, and Downtown. The Red Line offers direct service to Downtown Cleveland and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. RTA also provides Paratransit service for people with disabilities. 

If you’re coming from the Akron area or Lake County, find out which transit options are available to you. Akron Metro’s Route 61 provides direct service to University Circle from Akron Metro’s Transit Center. Laketran riders have one free transfer to either RTA’s Red Line or HealthLine for service to University Circle. 

Download the Transit App to start riding RTA.

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Taking CircleLink

The BlueLink connects Wade Oval, Uptown, Little Italy, Coventry and provides access to the Little Italy - University Circle Rapid Station. BlueLink shuttles arrive every 30 minutes 6:30am - 6:00pm (Mon-Fri) and 12:00pm - 6:00pm weekends. 

The GreenLink connects the Cedar-University Circle Rapid Station to the University Hospitals and CWRU campuses. GreenLink service runs on a continuous loop between CWRU North and South campuses, with arrivals approximately every 30 minutes during operating hours and 20-minute peak service (Mon-Fri) between 6:30am - 10:00am and 4:00pm - 6:30pm. 

Click here to view the FREE CircleLink schedule and route information.


Walking in the Circle

Explore this spectacular square mile on foot and you’ll find that most everything you need is within a 10 to 15-minute walk. University Circle boasts an extensive sidewalk and path network, as well as useful sign systems to help you find your way.

View uGO’s recommended walking routes.


Biking in the Circle

Cleveland is a Bicycle Friendly Community and getting to and around University Circle by bicycle is getting easier every year. Take advantage of more than 5 miles of dedicated bike lanes and off-road paths that go through University Circle as shown on our University Circle bike map. Once you arrive, you'll find convenient parking with more than 600 covered bike parking spaces at destinations across the district.

Before you ride, consult this helpful guide from Bike Cleveland and this network map of cycling routes in the area, provided by the Heights Bicycle Coalition. View recommended bike routes to University Circle on uGO’s biking page. Use the uGO bike parking map to identify a high-capacity bike rack before your next trip!

Shared Mobility

The City of Cleveland permits private companies to operate shared, dockless e-scooters, and e-bikes. Ride costs vary by company, but users typically pay $1 to start and $0.35 to $0.39 per minute. Using a shared e-scooter or e-bike requires an account with the respective company. Shared e-scooters and e-bikes are typically unlocked using your smartphone's camera and the QR code located on the device, although each company has a process in place for non-smartphone users to unlock devices. Use the live map in the respective scooter company's app to locate nearby scooters. There are incentives for users who end their ride in the designated parking areas, visible in the apps.

Shared e-scooters are available from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily and can travel to a max speed of 15 mph. Shared e-bikes are available 24 hours a day and can travel to a max speed of 20 mph. Always wear a helmet while riding a shared e-scooter or e-bike.

Learn more about each shared mobility provider operating in the City of Cleveland: BirdLime, and Link.

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