Cincinnati Residents Produce T-Shirt Promoting the Cincinnati Streetcar

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Cincinnati, OH– Three Cincinnati residents have designed and produced a “Cincinnati Streetcar” T-shirt to raise awareness and support for the project. The proposed streetcar would connect the Cincinnati riverfront to the Uptown neighborhoods surrounding the University of Cincinnati, providing transportation between the city’s two primary employment centers and spurring economic development along the streetcar route.

The shirts were unveiled this weekend at Over-the-Rhine’s “Second Sunday on Main” event, where nearly 50 shirts were sold in less than five hours and dozens more were sold at Findlay Market over the weekend.

“We see how the city would benefit from the proposed streetcar, and felt this would be a great way to gain some visibility and keep the conversation going,” says local artist Jody Bunn, who designed the shirts. “We wanted to find a way to speak about the benefits from a citizen’s standpoint.”

The shirts, featuring a streetcar icon, and emblazoned with the words “Cincinnati Streetcar” are available for $15 each at a number of local retailers, including Park + Vine, Mustard Seed Boutique, and Historic Findlay Market [Vendors: Taste from Belgium, Market Wine, and Over the Rhine Biergarden]. Proceeds from the sale of the shirt will be reinvested into additional streetcar advocacy efforts by the group.

“We have been thrilled by the response so far,” says Brad Thomas, founder of the website http://www.cincystreetcar.com.  “The positive comments and desire to get the word out really goes to show that, despite a few vocal naysayers, the people of Cincinnati really do want to move forward with new forms of transportation that will create jobs and strengthen our neighborhoods.”

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15 thoughts on “Cincinnati Residents Produce T-Shirt Promoting the Cincinnati Streetcar

    anon said:
    July 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Which vendors at findlay market will have the shirts?

    Alexander Craghead said:
    July 15, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Where can I get one mail order?

    Jenny K said:
    July 15, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    love it! Is it going to be on display at the Friday T Shirt sale on Fountain Square?

    Randy Simes said:
    July 15, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Great to hear about the success so far. Any particular color more popular than the others?

    Kelly said:
    July 16, 2009 at 5:46 am

    Will they sell them at any stores – say Park + Vine, etc.?

    Amy said:
    July 16, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Hey all- thanks for the positive feedback on the shirts!

    They WILL be available at Friday’s tshirt sale on Fountain Square, at the Park + Vine booth.

    Oh, and Randy- looks like the navy blue and the green have been the best-sellers so far!

    Michael Maxwell said:
    July 16, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Market Wines at Findlay Market is currently selling the shirts thta come in both men and women sizes. We have also seen the green and blue Move the fastest. The biergarten will have them also but it is only open for limited times on the weekends.

    Ted said:
    July 16, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    The shirts, featuring a streetcar icon, and emblazoned with the words “Cincinnati Streetcar” are available for $15 each at a number of local retailers, including Park + Vine, Mustard Seed Boutique, and Historic Findlay Market [Vendors: Taste from Belgium, Market Wine, and Over the Rhine Biergarden].

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    ry said:
    July 16, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    The street car would be the biggest waste of the cities money that I have ever seen. While we would be spending hundreds of millions of dollars on public transpertation that we already have plenty of (METRO Buses) there are Police officers and firefighters being laid off and there for the city as a whole will be less safe!

    cincystreetcar responded:
    July 17, 2009 at 8:33 am

    ry,

    The streetcar would be funded with funds from the Capital Budget and Federal Transportation Dollars. These funding sources cannot be used to pay the salaries of fire and police. As for having plenty of public transportation now, the reality is that we lag far behind similarly sized cities in public transportation ridership.

    The Cincinnati Streetcar is an effective use of City funds because it will support the investments the City has made and will continue to make in the urban core, connect our major attractions and the two largest employment centers that contain over half of the jobs in the entire City, stimulate new economic activity along the route, and enhance and accelerate existing development that is occurring in the center city.

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    Mary Fitz said:
    December 11, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Where can you get these T-shirts?

      CincyStreetcar responded:
      December 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm

      They are available at Park + Vine, Market Wines, Coffee Emporium and Mustard Seed.

    Dixie Duryee said:
    December 4, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Let me know if you want any of those shirts tie dyed :)

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