|Walk to Work breakfast at Pigeon Park, cnr Karangahape and Symonds Road, Auckland|
|School students doing star jumps at Pigeon Park, cnr Karangahape and Symonds Road, Auckland|
Slurping, chomping, feet tramping and stamping were heard at the annual Walk to Work breakfasts on Wednesday, 16 March. More than 600 people walked and gathered at locations around Auckland where they picked up complimentary coffee, breakfast snacks, fruit and nibbles.
Auckland Transport hosted the breakfast in association with Living Streets Aotearoa, an organisation that promotes walking-friendly communities.
This year’s theme was ‘Increasing the walk’ in your commute. Auckland Transport’s Community Transport Manager Matthew Rednall says increasing the amount of walking done as part of people’s daily commute to work is a simple way to increase fitness.
“It can be easy as parking the car further away from the office or for those on the train or bus getting off a few stops earlier and walking the rest of the way to work,” he says.
Ziera the national sponsor of Living Streets Walk to Work donated shoe vouchers which will be won by the best Walking Story and drawn from participant surveys.
Walking is the ultimate mode of transport. It's free, there are no parking worries, plus it keeps you fit.
On any given day around Auckland, thousands of people walk to work, school, the shops and as part of their regular exercise plan.
Continuous development of a safe network of footpaths and walkways is vital to Auckland Transport's long term plan, of creating, a world class transport network.