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.”