Award Categories

Awards are given to individuals, groups, businesses and organizations that demonstrate outstanding efforts in promoting cycling, walking and/or transit usage by creating a friendly environment for these modes through infrastructure, promotional/education program or other similar initiatives.

There are six award categories that can be given to an individual, school, and business or organization that fosters a culture of active transportation within the City. Each group or individual can be considered for up to one entry in each of the six award categories.

Awarded to an individual business/organization or group of businesses or organizations that demonstrate significant impact on promoting cycling and a cycle-friendly environment through infrastructure, promotional programs or other similar initiatives.

Some examples include:

  • providing bike parking, showers or lockers for commuters, and or other incentives
  • contribution to cycling education

Awarded to an individual business/organization or group of businesses/organizations that demonstrate significant impact on promoting pedestrian mobility and a pedestrian-friendly environment through infrastructure, promotional programs or other similar initiatives. 

The projects could include:

  • sidewalks improvements
  • streetscaping such as benches or trees
  • supporting pedestrian-oriented events such as incentives, education, and other activities

Awarded to an individual business/organization or group of businesses/organizations that demonstrate significant impact on promoting transit and a transit-friendly environment through infrastructure, promotional programs or other similar initiatives.

Some examples include:

  • discounts for patrons with transit pass
  • incentives for employees who use transit

Awarded to a member of the media who has contributed to the advancement, promotion, or education of cycling, pedestrian and transit activity in the past year.

Some examples include:

  • reporting on cycling and pedestrian events or issues
  • promoting the use of active transportation in the newspaper, television, internet, and social media

Awarded to the non-post secondary school that shows leadership by demonstrating their efforts to encourage cycling and pedestrian activity for their students and staff during the year.

Examples include:

  • bike parking or change facilities
  • bike-safety programs
  • school-wide promotions
  • management of its Active and Safe Routes to School program

Awarded to an individual or group that demonstrates leadership in advancing cycling, pedestrian, and/or transit initiatives and who has exhibited a tireless commitment to promoting cycling and walking in the City. The individual/ group has gone above and beyond expectations to transform Hamilton into a great place to use active transportation. Their time, knowledge, creativity, and dedication set a high standard of excellence exemplifying a role model for peers.