Downtown Hike Series: Elements of Walkability

Leave at 6:15 p.m. sharp.  I expect to finish about 8:30 p.m. Stop for coffee or supper after for those who are interested.

Walkability refers to how inviting a city is to walkers, shoppers, visitors, workers, and residents. If a city isn’t walkable, people don’t want to get out of their cars and shop. They stop coming downtown and downtown dies. Physical security from crime and from personal injury, creating visual interest, and destinations are some of the more important elements of walkability. The elements of walkability do not happen by accident. They are part of a larger plan.

We are going to focus on each element separately because sometimes it is easier to understand the whole if you look at it piece by piece. Once you can see the pieces, your mind can integrate and appreciate the whole in a more meaningful way.

Bring your cameras and your sense of adventure.


The Downtown Hike Series is a series of hikes that is intended to introduce you to a downtown Greenville you may not know and focuses on art, fountains, buildings, gardens, and other places of interest that make walking more interesting.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes Thank you very very much- I hated I had to leave early. It was great meeting everybody, hope to see you on another hike sometime.

    August 21, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Thanks Caroline - fun, exercise, and very informative! I appreciate all the effort you put into this hike on "walkability."

    August 21, 2013

  • Richard A.

    Thanks "Wild Blue"; Weather behaved and the people were fun and interesting. Greenville is very walkable as your points explained. See you on the trail.

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for another great event. I Just love all the interesting facts and history as well as the friendships

    August 21, 2013

  • Joan Troesch F.

    Another great and informative Downtown Hike Series. Love hearing all the details and history. Great job again Caroline!

    August 21, 2013

  • Caroline

    Hike is still on. Suggest an umbrella.

    2 · August 20, 2013

  • Jim S.

    I'm new to Greenville - this sounds interesting and fun

    August 5, 2013

    • Caroline

      Jim I always aim to be educational! :)

      August 16, 2013

    • Jim S.

      Looking forward Caroline to your erudite commentary on Greenville as we walk! ;-)

      August 16, 2013

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