Walking as a form of transportation is an underrated thing. When you walk, you not only get exercise but you get to explore parts of the city that you can’t see from the car. It’s awesome.
#WalkCLT is an initiative to promote walking as a form of transportation (it’s simple really). Using signage and Clean Graffiti, this project encourages residents and visitors of a neighborhood to be more eco-friendly and walk, bike or carpool to destinations in this area.
This installment of #WalkCLT is in the FreeMoreWest Area (including Wesley Heights, Seversville, Enderly Park, Bryant Park, and the Stewart Creek / Irwin Creek Greenways). We used pedestrian wayfinding signs, at both at ground and eye-level, to tell residents how many minutes it will take them to walk to popular local destinations. This is the second installment of WalkCLT; the original launch took place in Plaza Midwood in Fall 2015.
This Friday, June 2 from 5-8pm we are having a twilight launch event to kickoff WalkCLT. Walk or bike to Recover Brands (1518 Bryant St.), check in, log your miles walked, and get a wristband & event map for tons of discounts at FreeMoreWest establishments. Places like Rhino Market, Pinky’s Westside Grill and Blue Blaze Brewing.
The first 250 participants will receive a free #WalkCLT t-shirt provided by OrthoCarolina. Or you could be awesome and for a $10 donation get a custom printed t-shirt from Recover Brands and a beer ticket to Blue Blaze Brewing. All proceeds benefit Sustain Charlotte.
For more information visit walkclt.org. We are excited to walk with you. Join us!!