This year the Walk2Work Day theme is Walking and Public Transport. A walk is part of every bus, train and ferry ride. Research shows that walking and catching the bus or train (or ferry you lucky people) keeps you fitter than using a car.
Check out this video from NZ Bus as Zane makes his sustainable transport journey and compares it with a dull car ride.
More information about Walk2Work Day here
Wellington City Walk2Work Day Events
Take a walk with Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown meet at 7.45am - details here
Join us for a free breakfast for walkers at Frank Kitts Park from 7-9am - look for the bus
Catch a bus from Kilbirnie main stop or Karori mall and be part of the 'drama at the bus stop'
Urban Design Forum have great walks around Wellington and the Hutt for you to join on your Walk2Work - three walks leaving from Newtown, Botanic Gardens, Trellisick Park, Railway Station, Taranaki St Wharf, and Normandale - wow - check below attachment for details of how to find the start of the walk and what time to be there. You can RSVP here to ensure your place on the walk or for more details.
Take a walk around the Park(ing) Day spots organised by the Wellington Sculpture Trust
Bolton St Memorial Park guided evening walk meet at 5.30pm - Murder and Mayhem as part of the great events organised over Parks Week
Attached are posters for Wellington region events and for Wellington city events.
And who is supporting everyday walking in Wellington
- New World supermarkets Railway Metro, Chaffers and Willis St metro are providing some great prizes - and yes they are all conveniently located near public transport stops. As well as the top fruit buns - yum.
- Shoe Clinic on Willis St have provided some prizes and great vouchers too.
- And the free breakfast coffee is from Celsius made by Koffee Kingz.
Join Mayor Ray Wallace on his trip to work. Catch the 170 (Wainuiomata South) bus leaving the Village at 8.42am, arrives Queensgate at 9.09am. Walk 10 minutes to Hutt City Council offices, corner High Street and Melling Road.
Waterloo Station - walk maps for free - Waterloo Interchange on Tuesday afternoon weather permitting or available on Greater Wellington regional council website.
Check out the action in Coastlands mall from 9-2pm on 11 March - talk over your health and activity needs and get stepping out. Check KCDC for more details.
Keep your eyes peeled for the walk action in Carterton on Wednesday - join the cool people walking and using public transport.
Christchurch's Hillmorton Hospital is hosting a super breakfast for staff with hot cross buns - wish we were there
Our theme this year is: Great things happen when you walk to work. Expect the unexpected when you walk or roll (this is a wheelchair inclusive event) to/from your bus/ferry/train in the morning on Wednesday 11 March. Confirmed hubs - Devonport Ferry Terminal, Smales Farm and Sunnynook Bus Stations. Check the link for other locations around Auckland. Thanks to Auckland Transport for supporting Auckland's Walk2Work day agan this year.
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