Brekkie for 'walk to work' day

KELSEY FLETCHER
Last updated 09:45 12/03/2014
Walk to work
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TIME TO EAT: Jo Sutton arrives at work and helps herself to some breakfast while Juliet Thomas holds Jo's bike and Pat Cronin helps out.

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Dozens of Palmerston North City council staff were treated to a free breakfast and coffee voucher for their participation in national Walk to Work Day today.

Founded in 2009 by Living Streets Aotearoa, Walk to Work Day 2014 focuses on the health benefits of walking.

Scones, muffins, and apples were snatched up by keen cyclists and sneaker-wearing staff who made a special effort to stay out of their car.

Council sustainability co-ordinator Pat Cronin said the busiest time for the breakfast table was between 7.30am and 8am.

"We have an active transport strategy and we've got a sustainable city direction so we are trying to lead by example," she said.

"We have a target of 35 per cent of staff being active int heir mode of transport by 2015.

"Ms Cronin said the breakfast also included staff who used sustainable modes of transport such as carpooling and public transport which benefited the city.

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