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Downtown walking path helps All-Star guests discover city

A walking path will help All-Star guest discover Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. (Provided by the Cincinnati Reds) A walking path will help All-Star guest discover Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. (Provided by the Cincinnati Reds)
A worker puts down a path on Fifth Street in front of Saks Fifth Avenue to help All-Star Game visitors discover Cincinnati. FOX19 NOW/Miranda Del Pozo) A worker puts down a path on Fifth Street in front of Saks Fifth Avenue to help All-Star Game visitors discover Cincinnati. FOX19 NOW/Miranda Del Pozo)

Another fun feature for the All-Star game is being unveiled Thursday, one that encourages fans to walk rather than drive to activities throughout the Tri-State. 

The path will serve as a route between FanFest at the Duke Energy Center and Great American Ball Park.  It travels through Fifth Street and turns onto Walnut Street. 

In Northern Kentucky, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge and the Taylor-Southgate Bridge will also be a part of the path.  

It is painted with green markings and has signs along the way.  Fans can reference the route through their iphones and androids on the mlb.com ballpark app. 

Hotels along the route will also have maps and information for fans. 

This is one of several green initiatives the MLB is using during All-Star week.  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

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