If you’ve ever wished for an easier way to get around downtown, your wish was granted this past weekend with the opening of the Cincinnati streetcar. The brand-new transportation system, freshly dubbed the Cincinnati Bell Connector, launched into motion on Sept. 9. Don’t let the usual high traffic keep you away from downtown—just hop on the streetcar and explore the area hassle-free.
As of this week, the streetcar is open to the public for transportation along a 3.6-mile route. Riders can travel through the downtown and uptown areas, including historic Over-the-Rhine. The first stop is on Second Street at The Banks riverfront complex, traveling in a loop to Henry Street just north of Findlay Market in OTR. Want to go from Fountain Square to the Contemporary Arts Center, landing in Washington Park? The new streetcar can take you the entire way.