Nominations for the 2017 Bike to the Future Awards closed on July 21. Finalists were announced on 4 September, the winners will be announced at the Asia Pacific Cycle Congress (external link) dinner on 19 October.
The Bike to the Future Awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the dedication and contribution to cycling from cycling champions across the country, as well as New Zealand’s best cycling projects.
These awards celebrate the pedal pushers, cycling leaders, communities and individuals who have put their energy and innovation into making cycling a safer, more attractive transport choice. You can take a look at last year’s winners here.
In 2017 the NZ Transport Agency and Cycling Action Network (CAN) are sponsoring the awards again, and we look forward to hearing about the innovative cycling initiatives and passionate cycling champions from across the country that are helping to make New Zealand an even greater place to cycle.
Pippa Coom - Chairperson Waitemata Local Board, cycling advocate and member of the Urban Cycleways Investment Panel
Richard Leggat - Chair of the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Board Member of Cycling NZ, Chair of the former Cycling Safety Panel, member of the Urban Cycleways Investment Panel.
Peter King - Policy Research Manager / Editor, New Zealand Automobile Association
The 2017 Bike to the Future Awards finalists were announced on Monday 4 September.
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This category covers the design, engineering or construction of a cycling facility. May relate to innovative planning processes, materials, designs, partnerships, procurement or delivery models.
This category covers excellence in communications or community engagement activities related to a cycling project that resulted in a community welcoming new infrastructure either in the planning and/or implementation stages of the project.
This category covers transport infrastructure projects that have had the most significant impact on encouraging more people to ride and on creating a bike-friendly future.
E.g. new cycle ways, cycle parking facilities, or general roading projects that assist and encourage more people to bike.
This category covers education or encouragement projects that have had a significant impact on encouraging more people to cycle.
E.g. school education programmes, promotional cycling events and campaigns.
This category covers businesses and organisations that have made significant efforts to encourage and support cycling for its staff, customers, and/or clients.
E.g. bike parking / changing facilities, employee support, incentive programmes, and company 'pool' bikes.
This category recognises the outstanding contribution made by an individual New Zealander to the promotion of cycling.
The wheels of change only turn when people are pushing on the pedals. The Bike to the Future Awards are an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate all the pedal-pushers out there, the people and organisations working tirelessly and creatively to make cycling a safer and more attractive transport choice.
More than 60 projects were nominated for awards, and winners were announced at the 2 Walk and Cycle conference dinner by Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Transport. There were six category winners, and six further projects that received highly commended awards. Award recipients were: