09-33 Walk to Work Day - 2 October 2009
Walk to Work Day is an annual, national event which allows the community to become involved in a healthy and environmentally friendly activity. It will be held on Friday, 2 October 2009. The event is an initiative of the Pedestrian Council of Australia and is supported by the NSW Government.
The aims of Walk to Work Day are to:
- promote regular walking as a healthy activity (better physical, mental and social health)
- reduce the reliance on the private motor vehicle (reduce car-dependency)
- promote and improve the use of public transport (less traffic), and
- improve air quality by reducing unnecessary vehicle emissions (help tackle climate change and reduce global warming). Read more...