Smart Commute

Smart Commute Events

Collage of people attending Smart Commute Events

Smart Commute Hamilton hosts several successful events every year.

Smart Commute Month

Driver, cyclist, GO Train rider – however you get to work, we want to know about it!

Every September, Smart Commute Hamilton conducts a survey to learn more about your travel choices. Complete the survey for a chance to win some awesome prizes.

Our goal is to provide you with better and greener options for getting to work. The more we know about how people are moving around in Hamilton, the more effective our commute options can be. We want to get a full picture of how people are getting around, so if you’re a driver, it’s ok, you can tell us.

During Smart Commute Month, Smart Commute will hold a host of campaigns, survey, contests and challenges to engage you the public to explore and share your transportation options.

Bike Day/Bike Month

Bike Day is an annual, one-day kick-off event to Bike Month and is aimed at promoting cycling as a viable option for all types of travel. It is the official kickoff to Bike Month across the GTHA.

Over the past month, we’ve seen the COVID-19 pandemic affect our daily lives. With the Province of Ontario's decision to extend the state of emergency, it is clear our annual Bike Month programming from the end of May to end of June is neither feasible nor appropriate. We have decided to postpone Bike Month until September 2020. Stay tuned for more details.

While we all must adhere to public health guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we also know that bikes have become more essential than ever to make weekly trips to pick up essentials and get your daily dose of exercise.

Community in Motion Awards

The Community in Motion Awards recognize members of the community who have made an effort to actively support and promote the use of healthy and sustainable forms of transportation.

There are 8 reward categories that are given to an individual, school, and business or organization that fosters a culture of active transportation within the city:

  • Bicycle Friendly
  • Pedestrian Friendly
  • Transit Friendly
  • School of the year
  • Advocate of the year
  • Advocacy Group of the year
  • Volunteer of the year
  • Innovative Bicycle Facility/Bicycle Parking Innovation

Learn more about the Awards

Community Events