Stories

Want to be inspired into active travel?    Check out these local New Plymouth people who are changing the way they travel.    Click on the pictures to read their story.  If you want to be a part of this page, send us your picture with your story and you can be in to WIN a $50 voucher to Torpedo7. 

Lisa On Scooter
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It’s good for the environment, cheap to run and makes me feel like I’m 13 years old again

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It’s a bonus that its good exercise and plays a small part in helping climate change

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I really do get to explore some of the hidden gems of the city, skip the traffic queues in peak times, and have a moment to myself.  

Justin
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I like to ride my bike to commute, for recreation and for fitness reasons.

Lois
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I love biking! It's free exercise and I don’t have to worry about finding a car park,

Liz Kids
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I leave my car at preschool and bike the remaining 4km along our beautiful Coastal Walkway to arrive at work feeling revitalised and refreshed.

Mark Brown
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It’s great for my overall fitness, it’s easy to do and the best thing is I don't need to find a car park.

Paola Story
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It fills my glass with joy and gratitude every single ride.

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I bike to work because it’s great exercise and the running costs are low.

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Getting out in the fresh air for our everyday commute is great for my mental health and fitness. Plus, it's a lot of fun!

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The connection it gives me with what is going on around me

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Riding to work is an ideal way to combine the daily commute with exercise

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Car-pooling is a great way to save money, have a laugh, unwind and reduce the number of cars on the road.

Davies Kids Story 2
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We like walking to school because you get exercise and fresh air. Sometimes we even beat the cars!

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We decided to try taking some trips on the bus, and the kids loved it. It was so convenient being able to go into town and not worry about parking.

Martha Desimone
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I loved the feeling of the fresh air over my face, keeps me fit and sets me off for a good day.