Spring in Our Steps

Enhancing community connections in Cincinnati, by reclaiming alleys, sidewalks, and steps for the pedestrian.

In Honor of Earth Day 50, Stepping Up is Easy: A Virtual Cleanup

What day is it? It’s hard to know anymore, in the face of the pandemic response and seemingly austere regimen. Did you know that today marks the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

April 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

“Alley walks” on the rise in OTR, Downtown–at last

Walking through Over-the-Rhine and Downtown, you might have noticed construction at the outlets of alleys. Brick pavers that extend from the building envelope to the curb edge of the perpendicular … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

Springing back from Stepping Up in April

Our sincerest apologies for the long hiatus on the blog. Much of our energy was spent cleaning hillside staircases, organizing weekly weekend cleanups, and focusing on the Facebook page. We … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

The psychology of litter production and reduction

Over several years, I learned many things about why litter accumulates and what it takes to discourage it. I do not claim to be an expert on litter reduction techniques. … Continue reading

December 23, 2011 · 1 Comment