ALL-STAR WALKING PATH REVEALED
To encourage fans taking part in MLB All-Star Week activities to walk, rather than drive, MLB in cooperation with the Reds, the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Kentucky Department of Transportation developed an All-Star Walking Path.
The path will primarily serve as a route between T-Mobile All-Star FanFest at the Duke Energy Convention Center and Great American Ball Park traveling between the two locations via 5th Street and turning onto Walnut Street. In addition, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge and Taylor-Southgate Bridge will be part of the path for fans attending All-Star events from Kentucky.
The path will be painted with green markings on the sidewalk and signage along the route. Fans will be able to reference the route on their iPhones and supported Android smartphones via the free MLB.com Ballpark app. In addition, hotels along the route will have maps and information for fans to reference the All-Star Walking Path during the All-Star festivities.
The All-Star Walking Path is one element of the ongoing stewardship commitment by Major League Baseball to ensure that the 86th All-Star Game and All-Star Week 2015 incorporates environmentally intelligent features. Additional efforts include:
– Offsets for the energy and water used during ballpark events as well as the carbon associated with player travel to and from Cincinnati.
– Prioritizing environmental attributes when selecting paper products for items such as invitations, programs, media guides, etc.
– All-Star Green Teams in partnership with Pepsi will be collecting recyclables at events both inside and outside the ballpark.
– A red carpet made from 100 percent recycled fiber for the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet which will be recycled after its use. Chevrolet will provide flex-fuel capable Silverado vehicles for the players and their families to ride in during the event.
– Collecting and donating uneaten food to feed local community members in need with Rock and Wrap It Up!
– Display at T-Mobile All-Star FanFest on the environmental efforts by MLB and the Reds featuring the Green Glove Award, an award which recognizes the MLB Club that diverted the most waste from landfills.