When you make the decision to travel under your own power, you're making a healthy choice. Swap a short trip in the car for a walk ie when you get the milk or bread from the local shops.
Good for your wallet
Walking is FREE transport! It makes good sense to walk instead of using your car for short journeys. The least fuel efficient car trip is a short one.
Walking is a great way to improve your fitness. It also benefits your community because you reduce air and noise pollution. Brisk walking is an excellent way of getting your 30 minutes exercise per day. If you walk to and from work, you might not need to make extra time for exercise.
Walking resources for the Sunshine Coast
Pathways and trails - a great portal to maps and information on where to walk, ride and kayak on the Coast.
Local travel maps - These maps cover North, South and Central and give info on walking and cycling links and paths and are also a handy refedex style map. (These maps are soon to be superseded by updated versions).
Walking resources for the Moreton Bay region
Check out the walking guide, find your nearest fitness station or dog walking suggestions, bushwalks and other great walking opportunities in the region.
Select options in this activity to help keep you motivated.
challenges, tools and games.
Useful Tips and Facts
- 20% of all trips under 5km can easily be cycled in 20mins
- Map out a safe route for your children to walk/ride to school. Meet them half way, park further away and walk. Buy umbrellas for wet weather.
- Park your car further away from your destination and walk or cycle the rest of the way
- Plan your car trips so you are doing several tasks./activities