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Dockyard still open for business

(Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Dockyard is still open for business, despite traffic checks for those attending the America’s Cup.

In a statement this afternoon, the ACBDA said there had been some confusion about access to Dockyard, explaining that motorists in private cars can still drive there, providing there is sufficient legal parking.

“Motorists in private cars visiting the America’s Cup should travel no further than Boaz Islands Sports Field where they will travel by free shuttle to the event. However, those wishing to do business in Dockyard and enjoy the shopping and restaurants may do so, again subject to the roads remaining clear for emergency access and there being sufficient car parking areas in Dockyard,” the statement said.

“Vehicle inspections and the control point will remain in place every day that the America’s Cup Village is open, between 10.30am and 3.00pm. The officers manning this control point may exercise their right to search vehicles which is a protocol designed to ensure the security and safety of the AC Village and all attending.

“All public service vehicles have always and will continue to have full, unrestricted access to Dockyard. All should be aware that parking can only take place in authorised parking areas and any vehicle parked illegally will be subject to tickets and or removal. It is essential that roads do not become blocked or obstructed.”

Those travelling to the America’s Cup Village are encouraged to travel to the area via motorbike, with the spokeswoman noting that bike parking is free and plentiful at the Transportation Hub, near the entrance to the Village.

Fans who wish to drive a car to AC Village, however, must book parking in advance for the Park n Ride programme online at www.americascup.com/tickets.

Each car is $25 when booked in advance ($30/car if booked within 24 hours of use). This includes a return shuttle service to America’s Cup Village for all passengers in the car, by shuttle boat or minibus (includes accessibility).

Ongoing transportation information and updates are available at: www.acbda.bm/transport and on twitter. Follow America’s Cup Bermuda on Twitter @AC2017BDA.