Spring in Our Steps

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

Press + Exposure

August 5, 2022: HUELSMAN, Christian — Streetvibes:
“Stairways blocked and neglected by fear and distrust seek investment to reconnect communities” p. 3

August 1, 2022: SCOTT, Sean — Cincinnati Enquirer:
“‘Stepping up.’ These groups are sprucing up Cincinnati’s unique alleys and stairways” p. A-1, A-4, A-5

July 31, 2022: MILLER, Abby — Cincinnati Enquirer:
“Trees breathe life” p. A-13

May 18, 2021: CHISCHILLIE, Jacquelyn — Soapbox Cincinnati:
“South Fairmount is creating a healthy neighborhood for healthy neighbors”

February 9, 2021: HOLTHAUS, David — Soapbox Cincinnati:
“They work to bring neighborhoods back, a step at a time”

February 2021: ROSE, Cedric – Cincinnati Magazine:
“The Genius of Water” pg. 81

October 20, 2020: CARLSEN, Spike:
A Walk Around the Block: Spotlight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries & Other Stuff You See Every Day (And Know Nothing About (HarperOne)

August 22, 2020: Local 12.com [WKRC-TV]:
“Volunteers help clean steps to give better access to a major bus route”

August 2020: Project Groundwork: your pipeline to clean water:
“South Fairmount Puts a Spring in Its Steps”

June 12, 2020: MANLEY, Mackenzie – Cincinnati CityBeat
“Cincinnati’s Public Stairways Offer Flights of Urban Exploration”

June 11, 2019: KORMAN, Danny & MEYER, Katie:
Walking Cincinnati, 2nd edition (Wilderness Press)

October 4, 2018: MOTSINGER, Carol — The Cincinnati Enquirer:
“You won’t believe what is hidden in this Cincinnati alley”

July 10, 2018: WEBB, Joe — Local 12.com [WKRC-TV]:
“ArtWorks takes on a Pendleton alley and a paint by numbers ‘Fiona'”

October 19, 2017: TAYLOR, Leigh — WCPO.com:
“Turning alleyways and stairways into gateways” (photo gallery)

October 19, 2017: LAFLEUR, Pat — WCPO.com:
“Fallen through the cracks: How some are working to save our alleys and steps”

July 26, 2017:
ROSEN, Steve – Cincinnati CityBeat:
“Allies for Alleys” (cover story)
Printed versionWeb version

June 10, 2017: ARMSTRONG, Phil — Cincinnati Refined/Local 12.com [WKRC-TV]:
“Spring in Our Steps Has Been Beautifying Cincy’s Public Alleys For Half A Decade”

June 28, 2016: COSTON, Casey — Soapbox Cincinnati:
“Soapdish: Stairways from the past lead Cincinnati to a more connected future”

May 24, 2016: COOLIDGE, Sharon — The Cincinnati Enquirer:
“City’s outdoor stairways neglected, crumbling”
“$8.7 million for stairs a steep climb” (print edition) – Section 1A, 5A

May 23, 2016: LAFLEUR, Pat & ROSEMEYER, Joe — WCPO.com [WCPO-TV]
“What’s next for Cincinnati aging bridges, walls, and stairways”

March 28, 2016: WINSLOW, Shane  — University of Cincinnati McMicken College of Arts and Sciences:
“Exploring the Relationship between Pedestrian Accessibility and Crime Prevention”
(M.A. thesis in Geography)

October 21, 2015: SEDA-REEDER, Maria — Cincinnati CityBeat:
“Art: Eton Place Alley Festival” (To-do: Staff Recommendations)

October 20, 2015: ROSEN, Steven — Soapbox Cincinnati:
“Creating a walkable city means restricting urban driving, reviving stairs & alleys”

July 15, 2015: ROSEN, Steven — Cincinnati CityBeat:
“Event: Cincy Summer Streets” (To-do: Staff Recommendations)

September 20, 2014: BALESTRA, Alisa — The Northsider Monthly:
“Spring in Our Steps | Springing into Action in Northside”

September 11, 2014: KMETZ, A.J. — The News Record (University of Cincinnati):
“Driven to serve: Students give back through assorted activities”

February 14, 2014: WESSEL, Nate — cincymap.org:
“A job for urban planners? Part 1: the problem”

September 26, 2013: KELLEY, Matt — WNKU (audio interview):
Spring in Our Steps’ is reclaiming Cincinnati’s pedestrian pathways

August 28, 2013: TOTI, Paula — Local 12.com [WKRC-TV] (news story):
“Crime Victim Behind Local Cleanup Efforts”

May 2, 2013: GOODYEAR, Sarah — The Atlantic Cities (now Bloomberg CityLab):
“Stepping Up to Restore Cincinnati’s Neglected Pedestrian Stairways”

November 14, 2012: PLAN Cincinnati: Comprehensive Plan for the City of Cincinnati:
“Partners in helping Cincinnati expand options for non-automotive travel”
  – CONNECT, p.134

June 6, 2012: ROSEN, Steven — The Cincinnati Enquirer:
“Queen City of stairs: 400 sets of steps offer challenging workouts with wonderful views” – Section E1, E2

May 18, 2012: MANEY, Seth — Over-the-Rhine Blog:
“OTR Update: See Cincinnati with New Eyes”
(Sighting of an SiOS flier in the CEOs for Cities “City as a Startup” video, shown at its annual meeting in Cincinnati)

April 3, 2012: COSTON, Casey — Soapbox Cincinnati:
“Soapdish: Step in time along hillside treks”

March 26, 2012: MARTIN, Sean — Sum Guy’s Queen City Blog:
“Clean-up Efforts Earn Visit from the Mayor”

March 22, 2012: MANEY, Seth — Over-the-Rhine Blog:
“Spring in Our Steps Cleanup III: Peete Alley at Vine Street”

March 14, 2012: MANEY, Seth — Over-the-Rhine Blog:
“Spring in Our Steps: A Citywide Initiative to Take Back Pedestrian Infrastructure”

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