Wellington Region Walking Report 2001-2015Search in document library
Every day, most people walk somewhere. People walk for many different purposes and for a wide range of distances. The purposes for walking trips include getting from home to work or school or an educational facility and making the return trips; from the car park to the ultimate destination; from meeting to meeting; and to go to social or leisure activities, or shopping or to personal appointments. Trips may also be made for their own sake for fitness and enjoyment reasons. The distance walked can vary widely, for example from short trips such as a short walk to the dairy, to a 3km walk to work or school, or a 20km recreational walk at the weekend. Frequency of walking trips will also vary between people depending on their level of physical activity and their work and life situations.