Auckland Transport

Commuting for wellbeing

Getting to work by public transport, carpooling, cycling or walking can lead to a more active and healthy lifestyle.

Using sustainable transport modes also helps reduce congestion and contributes towards a more liveable city.

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Public transport

  • Use public transport to connect with others.
  • Be active by walking or cycling to a bus stop or train station.
  • Using public transport provides staff with time to relax, read and socialise.
  • AT offers a two-week public transport trial so staff can try it out for their commute.

Walking and cycling

  • Walking or cycling to work can help boost mental and physical wellbeing by incorporating the Five Ways to Wellbeing into everyday routine.
  • Regular walking and cycling can provide many of the benefits of attending a gym.
  • AT offers a range of cycling courses that can help staff be active by riding a bike.

Carpooling

  • Sharing car rides with others helps people build the Five Ways to Wellbeing into their everyday lives.
  • Carpooling can create a sense of community and wellbeing as staff get to know their neighbours and work colleagues better.
  • Carpooling has positive benefits for commuters, as they may only need to drive a few times a week instead of every day, reducing traffic and parking stress.
  • Having a friendly conversation with other people in the car is a great way to start and finish the day.
  • Staff can sign up to Let’s Carpool to find other people in their area who are interested in carpooling to work.

5 Ways to wellbeing

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing are a set of simple actions that we can do everyday to help boost wellbeing.

Incorporating the 5 ways into our commute to work is a good way of experiencing the benefits of each action.

The 5 ways to wellbeing are:

  1. Connect - building connections with people around you will support and enrich your life at work and home.
  2. Give - seeing yourself and your happiness linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.
  3. Take notice - be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling.
  4. Keep learning - learning new things will make you more confident and can be fun.
  5. Be active - exercising makes you feel good.

More information on the 5 ways to wellbeing

Websites

Apps

There are a number of Apps that can be used to help improve health and wellbeing by tracking physical activities and helping individuals achieve goals: