Public and private parking garages and surface lots will be open in areas surrounding the event location.
BLINK: Vehicular Access Points
Through traffic will be allowed with police assistance on several major streets while BLINK is under way each of the four nights.
East & West:
• Liberty Street
• Central Parkway
• Third Street
• Fourth Street
• Sixth Street
• Ninth Street
• Second Street
• Fifth Street
• Seventh Street
• Vine Street north of Second Street to Sixth Street
• Vine Street north and south between Central Parkway and Liberty Street
Please note: Although these roads will be open with police assistance, motorists should allow extra time because of expected delays at all crossings due to the large number of pedestrians who will be walking the route to see the event.
Covington has an array of on-street and public lot parking, and our Parking page tells you all about it.
Metered parking will not be available on streets that are closed (see above) but otherwise metered parking costs $1.50 an hour. Meters can be paid with coins or by phone by downloading the PassportParking® app from the App Store and Google Play. The download is free, but there is a 25-cent convenience fee with each parking purchase. To get started, see Instructions.
Here are other suggestions of places to park, and note that these have special event-parking fees:
Rivercenter Garage: $20, at 10 E. Rivercenter Blvd. (located in the middle of BLINK).
Midtown Garage: $15, at 501 Scott Blvd. (located in the middle of BLINK).
Waterfront Lot: $10, at 10 Pete Rose Pier (located 10 minutes away by foot along the Ohio River).
Saratoga Lots: $10, at 17 E. 8th St. (located two blocks south of BLINK).
Metro's service is 100% ADA-accessible to ensure that elderly riders and those with disabilities have an enjoyable and comfortable experience using our service. All Metro buses include a wheelchair lift or ramp and two securement areas for wheelchairs and mobility devices, and an automatic voice system that announces key stops, transfer points and other important information. Additionally, accessible-format materials, like bus schedules, are available upon request.
All TANK buses are accessible to individuals with disabilities including passengers using wheelchairs or other mobility devices. TANK’s buses are equipped with either “ramps” or “lifts” for wheelchair boarding and “kneeling devices” for general boarding. Ambulatory passengers can also request use of the ramp, lift or kneeling device to make boarding easier. Ample time will be provided to passengers with disabilities to board and disembark in a safe manner. TANK announces all transfer points, major intersections, destination points and other intervals along a route to permit individuals with visual impairments or other disabilities to be oriented to their location. These announcements may be made electronically or be made by the bus operator over the PA system.
Each night of BLINK®, a limited number of accessible parking spots will be available at the 5th and Plum surface lot located at 250 W. 5th St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Patrons will need to display their accessible tag in their vehicle if they choose to utilize this parking option.
For traveling longer distances during your BLINK experience, we recommend utilizing the Cincinnati Connector Streetcar. The Connector is accessible to everyone. The floor of the streetcar is level with the curb, allowing quick access for wheeled vehicles (bicycles, strollers, wheelchairs, scooters and personal shopping carts). The dual-sided access doors allow the streetcar to operate on either side of the street, as needed to minimize traffic conflicts. Audio announcements and visual aids such as Braille and designated seating for individuals with disabilities, make the Connector accessible for all
Within the BLINK footprint, many roads will be closed, alleviating congested sidewalks, and allowing for easier travel.
All four nights, the roadway portion will be closed to both vehicles and pedestrians from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Note that the sidewalks will be one-way only, with the upstream sidewalk taking pedestrians toward Cincinnati and the downstream sidewalk taking pedestrians toward Covington.
Access to the bridge’s sidewalks will be temporarily blocked every night for a period that begins 15 minutes before each drone show and lasting the duration of the show. However, if you’re already on the bridge, you will be able to leave the bridge. (The shows last about 15 minutes and start at 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).
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