frequently asked questions
- How big is a bus?
- Numbers 1 through 200 are the size of a postcard and the rest the size of a playing card.
- Why are the buses so small?
- Buses are small in size and placed in pedestrian areas where they can only be seen, handled, examined, and taken while on foot. The goal is to bring attention to the limitless possibilities of interest when one is traveling outside of an automobile.
- What does the number stand for?
- Each bus is numbered to track how many buses have been made and where they are distributed.
- How many buses are there?
- Currently 1000 buses have been distributed but more buses will continue to appear throughout Columbus.
- Where can I find a bus?
Buses are distributed to pedestrian friendly places unique to Columbus that contribute to making the community a better place to live. These places include but are not limited to locally owned and operated businesses, public parks and pathways, and culturally rich spots. The bus acts as a seal of approval which has often been displayed in local storefronts representing their authenticity and contribution to the Columbus community.
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- What does the school bus represent?
- The school bus is symbolic of Columbus. It's an icon Columbus citizens can identify with and take pride in. The yellow school bus also has educational connotations bringing a positive message.
- What does the design on the back represent?
- The various designs on the back of the bus are all shoe print references advocating alternative transportation and a more pedestrian friendly Columbus.
- What are the benefits of alternative transportation?
- The benefits of alternative transportation include reducing environmental impact, engaging with the community by using public space, exercise, and moving freely at a pace allowing one to appreciate their surroundings.
- What is the purpose of the project?
- The purpose is to create a civic pride project designed to promote places unique to ColumBUS, Ohio, advocate a pedestrian lifestyle, and bring together Columbus communities through active participation in the arts.
- When and where will the exhibition be?
- The date and location of the exhibition will be posted on this website as participation grows. You may select the option of receiving email announcing the exhibition information.