Walkers' Choice 2010

Introduced in 2010 to promote the theme “Good Walking is Good Business,” the Walkers' Choice Award honors the business community’s efforts in creating lively, walker-friendly places. The Walkers' Choice  Award recognizes businesses, retailers, or institutions that go above and beyond the basics to create lively and inviting environments for pedestrians. People who walk know that life takes place on foot. Sidewalks and streets are much more than corridors to move people from one place to the next—with thoughtful and creative design and care they can be engaging and meaningful public place.

Borders Books, Downtown Crossing, Boston
Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Rosemarie Sansone, President of the Downtown Boston BID and the WalkBoston Board presented Borders at Downtown Crossing with the inaugural Walkers’ Choice Award. The Borders at Downtown Crossing (now closed) was a model retail neighbor with its engaging storefront book carts, author events, café and public seating area, public restrooms, and generous hours of operation. Borders was a key destination and lively anchor for the surrounding community.