Walk Your Neighborhood!


Click HERE to view the winning raffle ticket numbers!



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!


The Pizza Peel & Tap Room: FREE garlic knots + $20 in High Roller Loot for the raffle!
Gumbo The Store: 20% off any full priced item!
Okra: 20% off a tea and coffee lounge beverage or any full priced yoga package or massage!
The Peculiar Rabbit: 20% off all food!
The Diamond Restaurant: 10% off + $30 gift card for the raffle!
Salon 1226: 15% off hair care and styling products + a $30 gift card!
Yoga One: one-month unlimited yoga gift certificate!
Fern: offering slider versions of their popular OM Burger for $1 + $2 select NC beers!
Green with Envy: 20% off any one piece of our new fall lines of clothing, a chance to win an Obaku Watch + champagne, sparkling water and appetizers!
Baskets of Yarn: 20% off storewide + a gift certificate good for one beginning knitting or crochet class!
Rita's Italian Ice: Mini Treats Giveaway! 
JLC WearHouse: 50% off!
Bistro la Bon: $50 gift card for the raffle!
Dairy Queen: $20 gift card for the raffle!
Central Coffee: Free upgrade on whatever size drink you order!
Moxie Mercantile: $25 gift card + a nice leather bracelet for the raffle!
Pure Pizza: 10% off food!
The Greener Apple: cookies and coffee!
CLTCH: 20% off!
Soul Gastrolounge: $50 gift card!
Beadlush: 10% off ready made jewelry + charm bar!
Nova's Bakery: 15% off any purchase + a mini pastry platter (to be redeemed in store) for the raffle!
Healthy Home Market: a gift basket chock full of all natural goodies!
Common Market: $2 draft beer special (offer open to all customers)


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

Click here for some fun activities that your whole family can enjoy while walking during and after the event!

*Raffle prize winners will be announced via social media and website.

 Is your business interested in participating?

Click here to learn how your business can benefit from participating in this great community event!

Please contact Branyn Calegar at branyn.calegar@sustaincharlotte.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!

Click here to sign up for a 2-hour shift (or two)!



November 07, 2015 at 2pm - 5pm
Pizza Peel
1600 central Ave
charlotte, NC 28205
United States
Google map and directions
Karen Beatty Paul Withers Jocie Sweeney April Vahey beth poovey Tom Warshauer Sara Zaverl Blair Primis

Will you come?


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