Just a quick item about getting about Cincinnati for those of you heading here for one of its musical festivals this summer (Bunbury, Buckle Up and Macy’s are all this month) or for the football this season to see the Cincinnati Bengals or even to experience the four day festival celebrating the humble German breakfast sausage: Goettafest!
So if you need to get around Cincinnati, here are some factoids: can you guess which is my favourite?
Cincinnati is the 28th biggest city in the USA and it covers an area of around 80 sq mi. This means that people who are trying to reach some destination in Cincinnati usually can’t walk to that destination. But luckily, Cincinnati has a developed transportation system and traveling is very easy and in most cases cheap.
Since Cincinnati doesn’t have a subway (the project was abandoned and Cincinnati now has the largest abandoned subway tunnel in the US) the best option to get around is by using a taxi. Getting a taxi in Cincinnati is really easy. They are visibly marked and you can either stop one on the street or call by phone. Unlike taxis in other cities Cincinnati taxis are usually cheap, fast and the best thing is that they are available 24 hours a day. If you are using a taxi don’t forget to leave a tip when you’ve reached your destination.
You can also find a developed bus transportation system which covers almost every area in the city. You can buy a card that allows few rides in order to get a discount. The buses are accessible for people with disabilities too. Unlike taxis only some lines are available 24 hours a day, seven days in the week. They usually stop on every block.
Finally, if you are ready to spend more money you can always rent a car or use your own car. Driving on the streets of Cincinnati can be difficult for those who are coming from smaller cities.