Race to Preston Market


Does your bus get stuck in traffic? Is there a faster way of getting around town? Are trams in your area too packed to board?

Race to Preston Market is a fun initiative designed for locals to show off the good and the bad of public transport in our neighbourhoods, and demonstrate to our pollies that public transport matters. What's more you'll get to sample some fine produce at the Preston Food and Wine Festival.

How does the race work?

Participants will set off from home, school or work and travel to Preston Market by public transport. Along the way participants will be encouraged to log their journey to show us what's working and what needs improvement. On arrival at the market local councillors and PTNT members will be around to chat about your trip, your community and the future of public transport. Being a race there's a winner – but unlike most races first prize will be awarded to the person/group with the highest average speed, not the one first across the line. 

Why the local focus?

The majority of trips we take are within local suburbs, not to the city centre. But of these trips only a small number are done by public transport. So why is it that we don’t use public transport for these short journeys? Is there gaps in the system? Perhaps we don’t feel safe at night using it? Maybe it’s just not-feasible in your area. We want to find out from you, the users, what works and what doesn't and then join together to demand the investment we need to make our public transport world class.

$10 vouchers for the first 50 RSVPs

Thanks to the generous support of Preston Central Traders, the first 50 people to RSVP will receive a $10 gift voucher to spend at the Food and Wine Festival. If you're one of the first 50 racers then stay tuned as we'll be in touch shortly.

Welcome Pack  |  Race Log Sheet

Proudly supported by Darebin City Council, Preston Central Traders, Preston Market, PTUA and Friends of the Earth.

October 24, 2015 at 9:30am - 10:30am
Preston Market
Berish Bilander · · 0402 469 053
Milly and Django McCarthy Jane Morton Sophie Oldfield Lenka Thompson Phil Evans David Robertson Gaetano Greco Joanne Sayasane Bobby Flynn Samuel Mehanni Zianna Fuad Bo Li Jane Brownrigg Brownrigg Matilda Lilford Paul Shelton Tim Stone Kerry Baker Rebecca Thorpe Damian Curtain Gemma Pinnell Emma Sparnon Toby Nieboer Dulce Hook Ray Jordan Adam Ingamells Isaak Bovell Katrina logan Berish Bilander John Smith Tony Mohr Anne Jaques Eric Hornung

Will you come?