Living Streets Wellington supports Car-Free Day
Living Streets Wellington is supporting World Car-Free Day on Spetember 22nd 2008.
This annual global event, organised by the World Carfree Netowrk, encourages people in more than 1,5000 cities to change to socially and environmentally sustainable methods of transport.
Persuasive evidence about the storm and drought impacts of Climate Change, caused partly by rising greenhouse gases from transport,coupled with the obesity epidemic, make this day even more relevant in 2008.
As this year's Car Free Day falls on a Monday, Living Streets Wellignton is encouraging commuters to walk all or part of their journey to work or school.
"walking instead of using the car is a low-cost way to take care of our bodies and our planet," says Cr Celia Wade-Brown.
Living Streets Wellington members encourage the public to join a walk from Civic Square to Hataiatai, along the waterfront and then through the Town Belt, meeting at 5:30 by the i-site in Civic Square.
Celia says "We've chosen this route because it shows how pleasant and convenient it can be to unwind and walk home."
The journey is less than 3km and ends with an optional "refuelling stop" at The Realm.