Spring is here and the cold weather is nearly behind us. It’s time to get active and work off those excess winter kilos.
What better way to start than to join in Walk to Work Day this Friday 16 September!
Why not ditch the car and public transport, and think about building regular walking into your weekly routine? Your mind and body will thank you for it! It is proven that exercise improves health, happiness and productivity! So all employers would be well served to get behind this initiative and improve their own ‘triple bottom line’ (people, planet, profit).
At Makin Trax we’re in the business of creating great walking and riding tracks in our natural environments. We firmly believe that a healthy body helps to produce a healthy mind and a great life …
The ACT government has recognised the effect of the triple bottom line and has been active in getting the community to engage in physical exercise in the natural environment. Makin Trax has played a pivotal role in gaining support from the ACT Government to investigate the feasibility of the Centenary Trail project. Based on the outcome of the feasibility study the ACT government recently committed to the project and pledged $3.4million to the project! It is due to be finished in 2013 in time for the Centenary of Canberra celebrations.
The Centenary Trail will be a 130 kilometer multi-use track (walking and riding non-motorized vehicles) that circumnavigates Canberra. It will be a multi day walk to complete the whole loop or can be broken into smaller walks. It passes through the urban and periurban environments and provides a fresh look at what Canberra has to offer.
New tracks at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, walking track upgrades and extensions through out Canberra Nature Parks and some exciting new trails soon to be delivered all add to the many opportunities for the local community to get into nature in a safe and sustainable way.
Makin Trax plays a significant role in creating safe, sustainable and enjoyable walking and riding experiences throughout the ACT.