Monday, 21 July 2008

The Power of Two Feet

Being a sustainable event destination means creating and promoting walkable meeting neighbourhoods: places where visitors and residents are encouraged to get out of their cars and use the power of two feet.

Not only does it makes sense to alleviate traffic congestion and parking woes, but it improves local air quality and contributes to an animated sense of place in a city.

For meeting planners walkable cities present bottom line benefits. Hotels that are close to the main convention centre reduce the need for shuttles and other forms of ground transportation.

So what cities are most walkable? Find out at Walkscore.