Walk this way: Pedestrians turn out for Walk2Work Day

Publish Date : 09 Mar 2016
Thousands walk to work across Auckland
Lunday de Waal presents a floral reward to a commuter walking to work on Wednesday 9 March, Walk2Work Day.

Wednesday morning’s wet weather didn’t stop thousands of Aucklanders from walking to work on Walk2Work Day, part of Walk Month March.

Pit stops for pedestrians

Auckland Transport staff set up six ‘pit stops’ around the city centre and at a selection of public transport links to encourage and thank commuters for leaving their cars at home. Some were handed flowers to brighten their day while others were rewarded with sunscreen and drink bottles to support their walking habit. 

“It was great to see so many people walking to work this morning,” says AT Cycling and Walking manager Kathryn King.

Thousands take to the streets

“There was a steady stream of people visiting our walking pit stops and we engaged with about 1500 walkers throughout the morning. The Victoria Park pit stop was especially busy with folks turning out to join The Hits radio street team.”

“Walk2Work Day is about promoting walking as a fast and convenient way to get to work and to encouraging commuters who may not be using their feet to give it a go. It’s only one day but we hope a fair chunk of first-time walkers realise how easy it is and do it more.”

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