Fri 22nd SEpt, 5:15pm
Meet: Outside Innovations Court, 121 Edmund Street B3 2HJ
Ditching the train and opting to Walk to Work has given Martin a fresh insight into being a Birmingham pedestrian. While parts of his route have been a delight, there’s a regular gauntlet to run of broken paving, pavement parking, impossible-to-cross roads, endless roadworks against a backdrop of worsening air quality. Martin feels the city needs to do much better. Join us if you agree - or even if you don’t - for a challenging stroll through the city centre, along Bristol Street and ending at the Country Girl pub, Selly Park.
About Martin Parretti
For over 10 years Martin ran a walkit.com, a website dedicated to helping people find their way around town on foot. He loves cities and believes there is no better way to get to know them than by walking – and looking. Professionally, Martin maintains a great interest in walking, and particularly in trying to understand the factors that influence how people move around cities – and why we do so in the numbers that we do (or do not). Martin is passionate about - but also frustrated by - Birmingham.
- The route encounters several obstacles and may not be suitable for anyone with limited mobility.
- Ends at the Country Girl Public House, 1 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Oak B29 6HJ