Residents Active Travel
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TravelSmart helps people to use less cars and choose alternatives such as cycling, walking and public transport.
If you're planning to Walk, Cycle or Catch a bus around Geraldton, check out the Local TravelSmart Guide Greater Geraldton.
Why Not Wednesday
Unique to Geraldton, ‘Why Not Wednesday’ is an Active Travel program, designed to enhance the liveability of the community in which we live. The program rewards those who choose to walk, ride their bike, scoot, skate, carpool, catch the bus or who’s journey to work or school is a multi modal one. This may be this part of the way or the whole way – so it’s designed for the whole community no matter the barriers they face to participating.
Why, Why Not Wednesday? People are becoming increasingly unhappy, unwell, becoming overweight and obese, we are surrounded by economic uncertainty and to top it off we are all killing the environment that sustains us. There is evidence to suggest a positive relationship exists between active travel and the liveability of a city and we believe that by supporting our community to become active travellers we will benefit individuals, families and our City as a whole.
The success of this program will work to alleviate the negative result of too much time in the car. The more of the community that chooses to participate, the bigger the impact, so Why Not? participate on Wednesdays and be rewarded by getting fit, happy, healthy, saving money, and helping the community in which you live reduce congestion, reduce its carbon footprint, feel safer, feel more connected and finally earn a reputation as a cycling friendly BIKE CAPTAL and liveable City!
It’s simple to participate. Simply hit the ‘Register Now’ button, fill in the form and an email will be sent to the City containing your details. A small ‘WNW Welcome Pack’ containing a letter, maps and a WNW card to fit in your wallet will be sent to your postal address. You will need to carry the card you are issued with you as it requires a stamp from one of the supporting businesses on each occasion you choose to participate. The stamp permits you to a FREE coffee/tea or other specified beverage from a supporting business. Note that each business has its own set of WNW conditions so please read on for more information about your chosen coffee spot. From this point simply start planning to leave the car at home on Wednesdays and walk, cycle, skate, scoot, catch the bus, carpool or choose a few modes of travel via your coffee spot to work or school.
By participating in Why Not Wednesday you have the opportunity to be rewarded by your choice of supporting business or organisation - check out businesses and organisations supporting Why Not Wednesday and how they will support you for joining in!