Wednesday 12 March is our national day for walking to work, and this year, the focus is on the health benefits of walking.
Living Streets Aotearoa created Walk2Work day in 2009, to encourage people to walk and to promote the health benefits of walking and its priority position in the sustainable transport hierarchy.
If you’re in Auckland, take part in Auckland Transport’s Walk2Work campaign. Leave the car behind and walk to work, or use public transport for part of the journey, then walk the rest of the way.
At a favourite point on your journey, take your picture and tell Auckland Transport why you love walking to work. Submit your entry online by Friday 28 March and be in to win some great prizes including a double pass to the Auckland Harbour Bridge Climb and a $200 voucher for the Soul Bar and Bistro on Auckland’s Waterfront.
“Walking is a great way to get exercise, a minimum of 30 minutes a day can help you to become fitter and healthier. Walking to work can invigorate you for the day ahead and help reduce congestion on our roads,” says Matthew Rednall, Community Transport Manager, Auckland Transport.
Click here to learn more about the Auckland promotion and be in to win fabulous prizes.
If you’re in Wellington, click here to find out about your local events.
If you’re interested in the Walk2Work programme, running an event or finding our more information about Walk2Work, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about Walk2Work events in other areas, contact your local council.