Walk Your Neighborhood!

Here are some fun activities that your whole family can enjoy while walking!

Remember to post your photos to social media with hashtag #WalkCLT!


 

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What kind of tree is that? Check out this leaf identification guide.


 

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Have you ever really stopped to listen to and look at birds? Here's a guide to identifying common birds by sight.


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Plaza Midwood has some pretty cool neighborhood history! Read all about it.


 

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Quiz your family members with fun walking facts!


 

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Think all clouds are the same? No way! Learn to tell them apart.


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Walking at night? Watch where you're going, but be sure to look up and identify constellations of stars!


 

 

Activities that don't require a phone

 

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Shared storytelling

The youngest person in your group names their favorite color, animal, food, and place. The oldest person then combines those ideas into a story and tells the first minute of it. Then the other people each get to add one minute of storytelling. The person who begins the story also ends it. You can go through one or more rounds of storytelling. Have fun and be creative!


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Cloud pictures

Let's see how good you are at using your imagination! Choose a cloud and look at it until you see an image in it, like an animal, vehicle, or other shape. Your goal is to explain the image well enough that the other people in your group are able to see the same image.


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Walk this way

Every time you reach a new block, a different member of your group gets to tell everyone else how to travel along that block. You can make your group members hop like bunnies, jump like frogs, gallop like horses, or whatever else you can think of! 


About this project and its benefits to our community

Sustain Charlotte and OrthoCarolina are piloting a project called Walk Your Neighborhood to promote walking as a form of transportation. Using wayfinding signs, this project will encourage residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the Plaza Midwood Business District to walk, rather than drive to destinations in this area. Signs will be both a ground and eye-level, and tell residents how many minutes it will take them to walk to popular amenities. Ultimately, this project will create more vibrant streets, support local businesses, highlight unique neighborhood features, create community, and strengthen inter-neighborhood connections.

Our Walk Your Neighborhood initiative will promote walking as a form of transportation. Using wayfinding signs, this project will encourage residents to walk, rather than drive. Signs will tell residents how many minutes it will take them to walk to popular neighborhood amenities. Ultimately, this project will create more vibrant streets, support local businesses, highlight unique neighborhood features, create community, and strengthen inter-neighborhood connections.


Click here to return to the Walk Your Neighborhood main event page.

 

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