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Media Release: Ride to Work Day ‘wheely successful’

By October 14, 2009October 22nd, 2009No Comments

As part of the Ride to Work Day initiative on Wednesday 14 October, a number of Maroondah City Council staff left their cars at home to ride, catch public transport or walk to work.

Councillor Alex Makin said the annual Ride to Work Day was a chance for the community to make their way to and from work via alternative methods of transport.

“A number of Council staff showed their support by either riding, walking or catching public transport to work. They also took the opportunity to participate in a lunchtime walk around Ringwood and Croydon,” Cr Makin said.

“By making alternative travel arrangements to and from work, you can support sustainable transport throughout the year,” Cr Makin said.

“There are many ways to get to work without using your car. You can take public transport, cycle or walk, or combine them. Plus you have the added benefit of reducing greenhouse emissions, avoiding the stress of traffic and leading a healthier lifestyle,” Cr Makin said.

“The benefits of walking and cycling are well known and the leafy streets of Maroondah provide a fantastic backdrop for outdoor activity. Why not give it a try the next time you head into work?” Cr Makin said.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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