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Before You Catch An Uber Or Lyft, Check Out The City's New Rideshare Zones

The City of Cincinnati is now designating nine locations as "rideshare zones" for drop-off and pickup. These locations in the Central Business District, Over-the-Rhine and at The Banks are intended to improve safety and mobility downtown for passengers using Uber, Lyft and taxis. Passengers are still permitted to drop-off and pick up as they have previously in areas outside the designated rideshare zones.

The rideshare zones are as follows:


  • 12th Street just east of Main Street (Thursday to Sunday, 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.)
  • Main Street at 12th Street, east side (Thursday to Sunday, 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.)
  • Main Street at 13th Street, west side (Thursday to Sunday, 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.)
  • Elm Street just north of Henry Street (Daily, 24/7)

Central Business District

  • East and west sides of Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh (Daily, 6:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.)

The Banks

  • North side of Second Street between Walnut and Main (Thursday to Sunday, 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.)
  • Both sides of Freedom Way between Rosa Parks and Joe Nuxhall Way (Thursday to Sunday, 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.)

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss why city leaders decided to adopt these new rideshare zones is City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering Director John Brazina.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.