It's been nearly four months since I we launched the Cincinnati Frequent Transit Map and I feel like it's time for a retrospective:
-I've spent those last four months giving maps to anyone who will take them. I've left maps with universities, social service agencies, hairdressers, the chamber of commerce, what feels like a million coffee shops, the transit agencies themselves, the library, and every local business and liberal organisation that I could think of. I've moved about 20,000 maps across the city by bicycle
-UC printed 6,000 maps of their own, at their own cost and distributed them to freshmen living in the dorms this year. I'm eager to hear feedback on how they were received.
-I've had a number of job interviews because people were impressed with the map. (Altruistic design work pays, apparently)
-The website, www.CincyMap.org , has been redesigned and launched and gets a couple hundred downloads of the map each month. The Facebook page is fairly active too. You can follow us at: http://www.facebook.com/cincytransit
After all of that, somehow I still have 10,000 maps left, and I need your help distributing them. With the exception of a few, I'm having trouble getting large organisations to pay me any attention. I need specific contacts(you) at corporations or non-profits that might be able/willing to distribute maps to their employees or constituents. There are a lot of good reasons to tell your employees/students/clients about transit and we are providing that service for free. We just need to get in the door!
Here's how you can help: Give me a name and contact info for someone who could help distribute maps, or even better, pitch the maps to that person yourself and I will follow up. You can also help get word out by linking to the website (www.CincyMap.org) or hosting the pdf map on your own site.
You got this project off the ground, now let's make sure it reaches as many people as possible!
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