Congratulations to all winners of the Community in Motion Awards.
Bicycle Friendly Business or Organization
2015 - SoBi Hamilton & New Hope Community Bikes
SoBi Hamilton is the non-profit local operator who keeps the Hamilton Bike Share system rolling smoothly. They monitor the system 24 hours a day to ensure that members have a bike available at their source hub, as well as parking available at their destination hub. SoBi Hamilton represents a remarkable co-operation between the province and the city, plus its citizens, local professionals, non-profits, and businesses both small and large.
New Hope Community Bikes’ Ride Smart program is a self-contained cycle safety education program for school children grades 4-6 designed to develop practical life-long skills through safe cycling. Over 600 students in 2015 have participated, 30+ students learned to ride for the first time and Ride Smart is now a requirement for Bike for Mike Schools. As a registered charity and not-for-profit, New Hope Community Bikes has been widely regarded as the hub of cycling safety and repair initiatives for the past 4 years in Hamilton.
2014 - Bike Valet
2013 - Café Domestique
2012 - The Hammer Active Alternative Transportation Delivery (THAAT)
Pedestrian Friendly Business or Organization
2015 - Jane’s Walk
Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers. Hamilton has been celebrating the Jane's Walk festival since 2013. Walk Leaders have taken us all over the city and beyond exploring our beauty, our challenges, and imagining our future. We have had thousands of Jane's Walkers over the years that have walked (and pedalled!) all through Hamilton's neighbourhood hubs, on the Mountain, and through Dundas and Ancaster.
2014 - Supercrawl
2013 - Mohawk College
2012 - Geotrail
Transit Friendly Business or Organization
2015 - Supercrawl
Since its inception, Supercrawl has vigorously promoted transit options as a convenient way for audiences to access the festival. Visitors unfamiliar with the area can access the Supercrawl website or mobile application for directions, schedules, and a detailed map of the event area. During the lead-up to the festival weekend, Supercrawl’s social media accounts promoted available local, regional, national and international transit options and their relevant stops and service levels, encouraging festival-goers to leave their car at home.
2014 - Community Access to Transportation – represented by Michelle Martin
2013 - Green Venture
2012 - Environment Hamilton
2015 - Molly Hayes
Molly Hayes is a reporter with the Hamilton Spectator. In the past year, she has written numerous articles on issues related to active transportation within the Hamilton community. These articles have helped to raise awareness and support for active transportation. Some articles include:
- LRT display at Supercrawl offers street-level view of the future
- Supercrawl weekend was rainy but still rockin’
- Hamilton’s SoBi bike-share hits 5,000 members
2014 - Jason Nason
2013 - Samantha Craggs (CBC)
2012 - Raise the Hammer
School of the Year
St. Marguerite d’Youville, a 10 year Platinum Certified Ontario EcoSchool and named 2015 Greenest School in Canada, is a strong supporter of Active Transportation. They participate in all “Wear Yellow and Walk to School Days” throughout the year. We completed special projects such as Clean Air for Kids (Green Venture) and the TREES Please (Naturalists’ Club). All these groups are showcased during our student-driven Healthy EcoFair we have each year. This is their 4th time earning this award!
Advocate of the Year
2015 - Active and Safe Routes to School Steering Committee
The Hamilton Active and Safe Routes to School Steering Committee (ASRTS), active since 2003, was originally formed to address vehicular traffic that was creating unsafe conditions for children walking to and from school. Over the past calendar year, the Team worked has worked above and beyond to engage with the key partners, presenting to School Board Trustees, and the continued sentiments from all partners are that it is the partnership, the determination, the passion, and the continuous teamwork approach that has led to the recent Mayoral and School Board joint signing of the Active and Sustainable School Transportation Charter on October 7, 2015.
2014 - Jordan Fysh
2013 - Yes We Cannon
2012 - Stepping it Up (SIU)
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