‘Get out of cars’

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A cam­paign to get more Auck­lan­ders walk­ing to work from the in­ner city sub­urbs has reached 2500 peo­ple. Through­out March Auck­land Trans­port set up five ‘‘walk­ing sta­tions’’ of­fer­ing re­fresh­ments and en­cour­age­ment to peo­ple walk­ing to work in the city. The sta­tions were at Vic­to­ria Park, Hopetoun St, Sy­monds St, Beach Rd and Karanga­hape Rd. For get­ting out and walk­ing peo­ple also went into a draw to win prizes from lo­cal busi­nesses. Com­mu­nity trans­port man­ager Matthew Red­nall says it is im­por­tant peo­ple con­sider leav­ing the car at home. ‘‘Last year there were 78,800 peo­ple com­mut­ing daily into cen­tral Auck­land, more than half of them trav­el­ling by car. ‘‘It’s about im­prov­ing health, get­ting ve­hi­cles off the road and tak­ing time to en­joy the city.’’

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