Old-fashioned traipsing is definitely doable and recommended, as the most distant venues in the T/F footprint—Jesse on the south and Ragtag on the northeast—are only a half a mile apart, or about 10 minutes.
Pedal power will get you around the festival quickly and easily while avoiding parking headaches and keeping the air cleaner. There are lots of places to park your bike; look for the bike corrals at some of the busier downtown intersections. Need a bike? Rent one at Walt’s (573.886.9258) or Klunk (573.874.0090) or CyclExtreme (573.874.7044).
Hail a taxi from any of the taxi stands located throughout downtown. The locations are marked on the map on the inside back cover. Or call American Taxi (573.234.6547) or Taxi Terry's (573.441.1414).
There are several parking garages within walking distance of True/False venues, as well as ample on-street, metered parking throughout downtown (most meters have a two-hour limit). Meters are free after 6pm and all day on Sunday. Parking in downtown garages is free after 6pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. The 10th & Cherry garage is restricted to permit-only parking on the 2nd & 3rd levels; the restriction is only in place Thursday and Friday of the Fest. All levels of the Short Street garage are available for metered parking during all of T/F 2014. Plan your parking strategy with this helpful map and info.
TAKE THE BUS
All pass and ticket holders can ride the FastCat for free during the Fest (Thursday-Sunday). During the Fest, the FastCat will run two routes: the shorter one stops near all T/F venues (total loop time: 10 minutes) and the other makes a wider loop that includes the University of Missouri and Stephens College campuses (total loop time: 30 minutes).
Track the FastCat at www.ridefastcat.com or download their mobile app.