Well done to everyone took part in Walk2Work day!
Here's a happy Robert Hawke and our transport safety coordinator Bruce Johnston - Robert took home a $200 Stirling Sports Kapiti voucher for coming along!
13 March 2017
It’s time to dust off your trainers for the upcoming Walk2Work day.
This is New Zealand’s national day to celebrate walking, initiated by Living Streets Aotearoa to encourage people to leave the car behind and walk to work, or use public transport for part of their journey and walk the rest of the way.
Council’s Transport Safety Coordinator Bruce Johnston says the aim is to show people the health and well-being benefits of walking rather than travelling by car.
“Walking also saves money, is better for the environment than driving and increases productivity at work,” he says.
“People could take the opportunity to try out the shared path alongside the Expressway on their way to work."
As part of the event, student nurses from Whitireia Polytechnic will be carrying out free blood sugar/pressure checks (with a tutor supervising) at Coastlands - in the open space through the entry doors by Countdown - from 9am-3pm.
Anyone who has a check will go in a draw for a free pair of walking shoes.
The Kapiti Cardiac Club will also be in this space, providing heart attack recovery and prevention information.
The event ties into Movin’ March, a Greater Wellington Regional Council initiative, which promotes active transport choices to primary school pupils (i.e. travelling to school by bike, scooter, skateboard or on foot instead of travelling by car).