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Old 12-02-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me how best to get to the Music Hall if coming south on route 50/Columbia Parkway?

I have tried many times to figure this out using google maps etc but it is such a spaghetti mess of overlying streets I cant.

I have been down there many times but haven't quite figured it out...several times have ended up on a bridge going to Kentucky!
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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The easiest way, I guess, would be to get on Fort Washington Way, continue onto 75 north and get off at Ezzard Charles, go to Central Parkway, and park behind Music Hall on Central Parkway.

OR

If you want to drive through downtown, get off Columbia Parkway at Third Street (if that's what the exit is still called, LOL), right on Broadway, and left on Central Parkway over to Elm Street.

If you go early enough, you can find a spot on the street.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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Thanks Ohiogirl

I am trying to sort this out with street view in google maps. Its enough to drive you crazy! You are on 50 (in street view) click ahead, and it throws you off the elevated highway onto one of the streets below!

I did see a 3rd street exit, but the sign also said 71...can you take that exit and wind up on 3rd street, not on 71?
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:15 PM
 
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Take Third St. to Eggleston. Right on eggleston to Reading. left on Reading, it becomes Central Parkway. Turns north and two blocks later Music Hall.

Or, take 6th street cross town to Elm. North to Central Pkwy, left on CP then around the curve to Music Hall.

Garage on West side of Central Parkway. Or, Parking lot next to Music Hall on Elm just before Musica Hall.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:18 PM
 
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Thanks Wilson. It looks like there is a sixth street exit off 50. I am just going to have to go down there sometime and drive around til I learn it!
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:28 AM
 
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Thanks Wilson. It looks like there is a sixth street exit off 50. I am just going to have to go down there sometime and drive around til I learn it!
The first exit is Third Street (Eggleston/I-71) , the second is Sixth, and the third is 471 South.Then Columbia Pkwy dead ends into 4th St.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:33 AM
 
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I think you have this figured out.

As many of you are aware, I rarely get downtown much these days. My last venture was this past spring when the grandson's HS class was holding their graduation ceremony at the Aronoff. Now I have been there many times since it was constructed, for some time we were patron members of the Cincinnati Arts Association, but not so much recently. Thought I did real well negotiating off of I-71 so I would come up on the north side of the Aronoff. Then to my surprise, there were literally no unload zones designated where I could pull over and let my wife and her wheelchair out of the van. We proceeded to a surface lot where I parked and she rode the wheelchair back to the Aronoff. Just another big disappointment with downtown and why our visits will become less and less, maybe disappear entirely. Their token acknowledgement of the disabled makes you feel like third class citizens.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:32 AM
 
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I think you have this figured out.

As many of you are aware, I rarely get downtown much these days. My last venture was this past spring when the grandson's HS class was holding their graduation ceremony at the Aronoff. Now I have been there many times since it was constructed, for some time we were patron members of the Cincinnati Arts Association, but not so much recently. Thought I did real well negotiating off of I-71 so I would come up on the north side of the Aronoff. Then to my surprise, there were literally no unload zones designated where I could pull over and let my wife and her wheelchair out of the van. We proceeded to a surface lot where I parked and she rode the wheelchair back to the Aronoff. Just another big disappointment with downtown and why our visits will become less and less, maybe disappear entirely. Their token acknowledgement of the disabled makes you feel like third class citizens.
The Aronoff's entrance is on Walnut Street, not on 6th st.
So they have a half block long loading zone in front of the theater and police to keep people from parking there instead of unloading their passengers.


So, next time, take Gilbert Ave. exit which turns into 8th St. and turn left on Walnut. Two blocks down, you will find this:

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Old 12-03-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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The Aronoff's entrance is on Walnut Street, not on 6th st.
So they have a half block long loading zone in front of the theater and police to keep people from parking there instead of unloading their passengers.


So, next time, take Gilbert Ave. exit which turns into 8th St. and turn left on Walnut. Two blocks down, you will find this:
Yes, so try and stop in front of the theatre on Walnut with a handicapped van wihich typically unloads from the right side. This simply does not work. You are unloading into traffic. Your picture may look nice, but it is totally inpractical. Even people in a standad passenger car are taking risks.
I turned onto 7th street, knowing it has a long stretch alongside of the threatre. Again, no places to unload from a handicapp vehicle, even though this would be the obvious place, unloading toward the sidewalk. So before your offer absolute advice, please consider what is being proposed - a handicapp vehicle. The Aronoff simply does not have an adequate handicapp unload/load zone. Since they obviously are not accomodating us, we can do without them also.

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Old 12-03-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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Yes, so try and stop in front of the theatre on Walnut with a handicapped van wihich typically unloads from the right side. This simply does not work. You are unloading into traffic. Your picture may look nice, but it is totally impractical.
I turned onto 7th street, knowing it has a long stretch alongside of the threatre. Again, no places to unload from a handicapp vehicle, even though this would be the obvious place.

I would suggest that you get a few full sized road cones (I like the thin 4 foot ones - you will need 4 of them) to carry in your van. Place the cones sufficiently into the next lane of traffic directing traffic well away from your van to permit right side unloading. This is a problem that many people face without complaint and merely requires a little preparation. No one will complain that you have taken 4 feet of a traffic lane for your handicap unloading. Gee, they don't even complain when I take a whole lane to unload my off road rigs.
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