City Transformation, Health, Physical fitness, Places, Walkable

Detroit: It’s time to get walking and see the city sights


It’s time to get your walking shoes on and see Detroit.

Not sure where to go? Never fear. As part of a new campaign called Walk Detroit there are more than 50 strategically placed signs at various intersections covering 100 city blocks of Detroit. The easy-to-use signs will highlight routes to take throughout the city.



The campaign comes from the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) in collaboration with DDP’s Detroit Experience Factory (DXF). It runs from July 16 until November 30.

“DDP is excited for the campaign to bring a renewed energy to the city by encouraging you to discover downtown Detroit,” says the website.

Here’s how you can Walk Detroit:

  • Register below for #WalkDetroit
  • Pick up a special offer card to local participating businesses at Detroit Experience Factory’s Welcome Center at 123 Monroe Street
  • Walk your city! Snap photos along the mapped route, found here:
  • Post your photo to your social media accounts. In your caption, tag @Downtown Detroit Partnership or @DDPDetroit with your current location, and hashtag #WalkDetroit
  • Keep walking! DDP will give away $25 gift cards from area businesses to randomly selected #WalkDetroit participants.
  • All participants will be entered to win a Garmin vivofit 2. The winner will be selected at the completion of the campaign
GM Plaza and Promenade

GM Plaza and Promenade

There are just a few guidelines to follow:

  • All photos must tag @Downtown Detroit Partnership or @DDPDetroit and the hashtag #WalkDetroit
  • You must be in the photo and it must include a location on the route
  • You must have a public Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter account
  • You must begin the tour between 12:01 a.m. on July 16 – 11:59 p.m. November 30
  • You must register to qualify for prizes and you will be added to DDP’s newsletter for monthly communications

Walk Detroit is made possible through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and in partnership with the Walk [Your City] (WYC). WYC is a civic startup focused on building more livable cities.

Click here to register for Walk Detroit.

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