Columbus Ohio Airport: Is there any way to walk from the main terminal area to Stelzer Road?
July 7, 2010 12:44 PM   Subscribe

Columbus Ohio Airport: Is there any way to walk from the main terminal area to Stelzer Road?

Yes, I know there is various ground transportation from the CMH terminal. But I'm interested in walking from the terminal to Stelzer Road (from that point on the urban walking journey is easier). I know in recent years there's been a lot of construction that has totally revamped International Gateway and the parking areas so it's hard to get a sense of what is where (without exploring it in person).

I guess I'm mainly looking for a pedestrian-friendly access point from the terminal to International Gateway. Walking along the Gateway is the easier part.
posted by 1001 questions to Travel & Transportation (5 answers total)
 
I haven't been out there in a little while, but it should be possible to get out walking near the baggage claims where all the taxis pick up arrivals and walk West from there. There are some limited sidewalks near the McDonalds and the hotels which I believe disappear, but it's not too far to Stelzer - just watch out for people frantically changing lanes. Hopefully this is all still the case what with the construction.
posted by Rallon at 12:49 PM on July 7, 2010


There may not be sidewalks the whole way, but it's definitely possible. Be safe.
posted by cp7 at 1:06 PM on July 7, 2010


Response by poster: but it should be possible to get out walking near the baggage claims where all the taxis pick up arrivals and walk West from there

But I think this traffic is now funneled and tunneled in a way that makes it near impossible for a pedestrian to go along it (until it gets to the regular Gateway road). Not sure though (thus this question).
posted by 1001 questions at 2:03 PM on July 7, 2010


Possible, definitely. Advisable, probably not, but it's probably not entirely unsafe.

The hardest part is going to be getting from the main terminal past the parking garage exit/rental car ramps/what have you.

If you look at hybrid view in google maps, it looks to me that the street mapping is correct, even if the satellite image is out of date (ie there are weird ramps into the long term lots, etc.). Based on that, and my recollection of flying in to CMH about a month ago, I'm going to say your best bet might actually be to grab the shuttle to one of the airport hotels, then walk from there. Concourse Hotel is probably a sure bet.
posted by pixiecrinkle at 2:07 PM on July 7, 2010


Seconding pixie. You can probably do it, but its a long walk down a pedestrian unfriendly road.
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith at 3:48 PM on July 7, 2010


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