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Traffic Box Project

Beautifying Cincinnati's traffic boxes, one neighborhood at a time!

In partnership with 3CDC, the Arts team created an exciting project entitled Outside the Box. The project aims to take the most blighted traffic boxes along major thoroughfares and transform them with vinyl wallpaper wraps that depict imagery representative of that Neighborhood. The goals are to use color and iconic neighborhood imagery to create a more vibrant and beautiful pedestrian experience, celebrate community pride, and install visual wayfinding along major thoroughfares. 21 boxes made up the pilot project in Cincinnati's Downtown, and the Arts team created 5 designs with themes like Cincinnati architecture, famous athletes, and flora & fauna. For the initial boxes, the Arts team sourced ideas from those who live and work in the area as to the types of iconic imagery they would like to see integrated into the wallpaper patterns.

Our Arts team is in the planning process for an OTR expansion in 2023. If you live, work, or visit in Over the Rhine we'd like your input on what iconic imagery to include! Take our short survey below (<5 minutes) to help determine the design imagery that will be on the traffic box wraps.

Our Impact This Year

  • Volunteer Hours


  • Pounds of Litter & Debris Collected


  • Clean Up Events


  • Nippert Foundation
    Nippert Foundation
  • Cincinnati Tool Bank logo
    Cincinnati Tool Bank logo

    Cincinnati Tool Bank Logo

  • Cincinnati Bell
    Cincinnati Bell
  • Barefoot Proximity
    Barefoot Proximity
  • Dater
  • Carton Council
    Carton Council
  • American Modern
    American Modern
  • PNC
  • CocaCola
  • kmk law
    kmk law
  • Cincinnati Development Fund
    Cincinnati Development Fund
  • BostonBeerCompany
  • ContractSweepers
  • Motz
  • Thompson Hine
    Thompson Hine
  • Ameritas
  • First Financial
    First Financial
  • Rumpkee
  • Rohr
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