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Old 02-22-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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Emming and Klotter are nice, non-studenty streets. And many houses there have great views of the basin. It's a shame they closed off many of the public steps around there in the 90's, making it much less connected than it used to be.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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Emming and Klotter are nice, non-studenty streets.
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And many houses there have great views of the basin. It's a shame they closed off many of the public steps around there in the 90's, making it much less connected than it used to be.
Where were these at? I know the ones on Emming, Sauer Street, Bellvue Park down to Ohio, Ohio down to Vine, and of course Ohio to Race.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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Tom, hover over these pics for some information about closed Klotter steps:

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Sorry, goyguy, for going off-topic for so long.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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Tom, hover over these pics for some information about closed Klotter steps:

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Sorry, goyguy, for going off-topic for so long.
Cool, thanks. I realize now we are talking about lower Klotter.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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Good point, they are very distinct, and probably should have different names. My bad for blurring the two together.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:22 PM
 
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There's plenty of space for starting a "Cincinnati steps" thread.
NN, on my multiple trips back to da Nasty Nati every year I frequent the CUF/Corryville vicinity, not that I didn't also in days past. None of the streets south of McMillan have any gaslights, nor do any of the ones that climb the hill to Clifton Ave south of MLK (Probasco, Riddle, Straight St, etc.)
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Mason has some imitation gaslights along the portion of Tylersville Rd they built. I will admit they lend a certain touch of class. It also helped they buried the utilities also so there's not a bunch of poles with ugly wires hanging from them.

Recently Route 42 was reconstructed in southern Mason from Tylersville Rd to the Butler Co line. The road widening, new curbing, bike path, etc. are nice enough. But why weren't the utilities buried at the same time? All new poles, lot of work but just pushed further apart on the right of way and with the same crappy street lights.

Maybe I do know the answer. Route 42 was an ODOT project.

Tylersville Rd was a Mason project. Mason paid for sufficient right of way to be able to install planted center medians with left turn lanes and also a bike path from Route 42 all the way to Kings Island. I remember some of the council at the time saying we want a much better entrance into the city and they built one. This is also the section of road with the gaslights.

It is just a shame when a project like the Route 42 reconstruction is undertaken it has to be compromised, an opportunity missed. The Route 42 reconstrution extends on through Butler Co to basically just north of Sharonville. But much of that stretch was made only 3 lanes wide, basically adding a center left turn lane. Better than before, but why stop there? Most of what was done required utilies to be moved. So why not a full 4 lanes and a center left turn lane? And why not bury the utilities so you actually improve the appearance of the road?
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:47 AM
 
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Mason has some imitation gaslights along the portion of Tylersville Rd they built. I will admit they lend a certain touch of class.
Sounds like a force multiplier on the McFeel of the area. A touch of class?
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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Sounds like a force multiplier on the McFeel of the area. A touch of class?
What else would you call them, a decrease in class?
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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Yeah, because they would feel like they are forced into the environment. Why go faux-historic in an area that is anything but historic? I'd rather see a thoughtful contemporary design in such a context.
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