Change up your commute
Tired of the same old commuting grind? Shake up your routine this year to make it more enjoyable.
Public transport perks
There are plenty of ways to make public transport more enjoyable. You can sign up to Metlink to get notifications about your chosen transport service, so you are aware of any changes to your journey. We’ve added new bus lanes between Newtown and the city, and from the western suburbs too – making journeys quicker and more reliable.
It’s also the perfect time to maximise your travel time – make the most of it by chucking on an audiobook or pulling out your eReader or a good book. The Libby app is a great way to get free ebooks and audiobooks through your library membership. You could also check out a new podcast from this list of top 100 most popular podcasts in Aotearoa.
Flamingo/Beam eBikes or scooters
Ever just hopped off the train and not felt like walking to work? Or, if you just want something to get around town, cut your time in half by jumping on two wheels. The e-scooters and e-bikes available from Flamingo or Beam are a great way to give biking or scooting a go while you’re on the go!
Try out one of the new biking and walking routes
There are a range of walking and biking paths available in and out of the city, making your commute safer and enjoyable for everyone. You can try out different routes – from Kilbirnie via Cobham Drive and Lyall Bay, from Newtown into the city, or take your bike up to Botanic Garden ki Paekākā. Check out this map of Cycle Lanes from Greater Wellington Regional Council, and see more planned routes.
Metlink on demand in Tawa
Metlink On Demand is a unique corner-to-corner bus service, available to the residents of Tawa and the Porirua CBD. Once you’ve downloaded and set up the On Demand app, you can book your ride by selecting your virtual pick-up and drop off location. The app will guide you to where the On Demand driver will pick you up and drop you off.