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2016 Bike to the Future Awards

2016 Bike to the Future Awards booklet

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.

Download the Bike to the Future Awards booklet for 2016 [PDF, 2.8 MB].

Award winners for 2016 announced

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:

Supreme Award

  • Supreme Winner – Te Ara I Whiti (Light Path), Auckland

Innovation Hub Award

  • Category Winner - Te Ara I Whiti (Light Path), Auckland
  • Highly Commended – Safety Audit and Network Functionality Review (SANF)

Taking Communities on the Journey Award

  • Category Winner - Ciclovia, Wellington
  • Highly Commended - Hurunui BMX Club, Amberley

Big Bike Bling Award

  • Category Winner - Te Awa River Ride, Waikato
  • Highly Commended – Te Ara I Whiti (Light Path), Auckland

Get on Yer Bike Award

  • Category Winner - Rototuna Junior High School, Hamilton
  • Highly Commended – Bike to Soccer, Auckland
  • Highly Commended – Paekakariki Bike Library, Kapiti Coast

Bikes in Business Award

  • Category Winner - Trustpower, Tauranga

Outstanding Contribution to a Bike-Friendly Future Award

  • Category Winner - Max Robitzsch, cycling advocate and transport engineer, Auckland
  • Highly Commended – Jessica Rose, Frocks on Bikes, Auckland

 

Award categories information

Innovation Hub Award

This category covers the design, engineering or construction of a cycling facility. May relate to innovative processes, materials, designs, partnerships, procurement or delivery models.

Nominations can be for an individuals, business, or government organisations.

Taking Communities on the Journey Award

This category covers excellence in communications or community engagement activities related to a cycling project that resulted in a community welcoming new infrastructure.

Nominations will typically be received for central or local government agencies or community groups e.g. Councils, health boards, regional sports trusts, schools or universities.

Big Bike Bling Award

This category covers transport infrastructure projects that have had the most significant impact on encouraging more people to ride and 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.

Nominations are typically received for projects undertaken by local or central government agencies, or businesses.

Get On Yer Bike Award

This category covers education or encouragement projects that have had a significant impact on encouraging more people to bike.

Nominations range from individuals, business, to government organisations. E.g. school education programmes, promotional cycling events and campaigns.

Bikes in Business Award

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. cyclist parking / changing facilities, employee support and incentive programmes, and company 'pool' bikes.

Outstanding contribution to a bike-friendly future:

This category recognises the outstanding contribution made by an individual New Zealander to the promotion of cycling.

Questions

If you have any questions about the awards please email biketothefuture@nzta.govt.nz.

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