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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 tell residents how many minutes it will take them to walk to popular destinations.
Through this project, we hope to raise awareness of the role that walking can play as a mode of transportation and the many social, environmental, and economic benefits walking generates for ourselves and our community.
This is a free, family-friendly community event and anyone can participate!
Saturday, November 7, 2:00pm - 5:00pm (rain or shine)
Check-in with us at our table at the Pizza Peel, 1600 Central Ave.
Walkable communities provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to connect and engage more easily with one another and create more vibrant public spaces. They also allow citizens the ability to safely and conveniently patronize local shops, businesses, and restaurants. Third, they provide environmental benefits by reducing car travel and thereby harmful emissions. Fourth, they improve residents' health by increasing physical activity.
By promoting the walkability of this area, this project will create more vibrant streets, support local businesses, highlight unique neighborhood features, create community, and strengthen inter-neighborhood connections.
Participating local businesses of the The Plaza Midwood Merchants Association + anyone who is willing and able to walk from their home to the Plaza Midwood Business District!
DISCOUNTS + RAFFLE
Walk (instead of drive) from your home to the Pizza Peel on Central Ave. for check in, raffle entry, refreshments and games!
You will receive a wristband and event map that lists participating local businesses, which you can easily walk to and enjoy great specials and deals!
The first 150 participants to sign in at our table will receive a free #WalkCLT t-shirt!
Check-in at Pizza Peel: 2-3pm
Visit to participating local businesses: 2-5pm
Kids activity (scavenger hunt): 2-5pm
Two-legged race: 2pm
Three-legged race: 3pm
Raffle prize winners announced*: 4-5pm
*Raffle prize winners will be announced via social media and website.
Is your business interested in participating?
Please contact Branyn Calegar at firstname.lastname@example.org if your business is interested!
Calling all volunteers!
We need your help with sign placement, event set-up, and check-in to help make this event a success!
1600 central Ave
charlotte, NC 28205
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