Friday, August 24, 2001

Weekend events make for tough travel




By Rebecca Billman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        For those stuck in traffic or circling downtown Cincinnati's blocks this weekend in search of a parking space, take a deep breath and remember how much fun there is to be had.

        The Bengals' quarterback saga continues at their pre-season home opener and the Back Street Boys will cause a frenzy among the pre-teen set Saturday, while art and music lovers can stroll through the Main Street Arts and Music Festival.

        At 7 a.m. several streets in Over-the-Rhine will be closed for the festival. Twelve hours later, the Bengals and the Bills will be suiting up at Paul Brown Stadium, and fans of Nick Carter and company will be showing up and showing off at Firstar Center.

        Riverfront parking lots are reserved for those with Bengals season parking passes only. Everyone else must park north of Third Street or east of Cinergy Field.

        Bengals fans may be dropped off at the intersection of Second and Elm streets.

        Firstar Center has designated the public landing stairwell between Mehring Way and the Ohio River as the drop-off and pick-up zone for concert-goers.

        Both Metro and the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) offer shuttle services that pick up from outlying lots and drop off near the stadium.

       



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