Media Release

17 September 2010



National Walk to Work Day will be held on 1 October 2010, and Metro is pleased to give the event its full support.

Metro Chairman Ron Ward said he realised walking all the way to work was not an option for all Tasmanians.

“On National Walk to Work Day we would encourage people who live further out to leave their car at home and catch a bus most of the way to work, then walk the last section,” he said.

Chairman of the Pedestrian Council of Australia Harold Scruby said this was a good approach.

“Research reveals that physically active employees are much more productive,” he said. 

“Walking even part of the way to work each day keeps people healthier and helps them manage their weight, mental health and general well-being.”

Mr Ward said the other benefit of walking was the obvious reduction in carbon emissions.

“Just a little bit of effort every day can make a big difference,” he said.

“Catching a bus is an easy way to reduce carbon emissions, and a great way to get fit.”

National Walk to Work day will be the first event of Get Walking Tasmania, a month-long program of community-driven walking events and activities in October.

Visit to register as a Walking Workplace or register your individual Pledge to Put your Feet First.

Information and event registrations for Get Walking Tasmania month are available at

Released by:

Nicolas Turner Tel: 6210 5206 or 0418 538 865