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2017 Bike to the Future Awards booklet


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.

The 2017 Bike to the Future Awards winners were announced at the Asia Pacific Cycle Congress dinner on 19 October 2017.

Download the 2017 Bike to the Future Awards booklet [PDF, 2.5 MB]

View media release

2017 award winners

Supreme award

Te Ara Mua Future Streets: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board, Auckland Transport, Future Streets Research Team

BTTF 2017 Supreme Award winners

2017 Supreme Award winners, the Te Ara Mua Future Streets project team, with the judges.

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Big bike bling award

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.

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

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Get on yer bike award

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.

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Innovation hub award

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.

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Outstanding contribution to a bike-friendly future award

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

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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 either in the planning and/or implementation stages of the project.

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2017 finalists

Category Finalist
Big bike bling award Grey Lynn Pump Track – view video(external link)
Spring Creek Cycleway – view video(external link)
Bikes in business award Datacom – view video(external link)
Electric Meg – view video(external link)
Isthmus – view video(external link)
Get on yer bike award Bikes in Schools Tairāwhiti/Gisborne – view video(external link)
Bikes in Schools Wellington – view video(external link)
Puketāpapa Active Transport Haven (PATH) – view video(external link)
Innovation hub award Auckland Transport Quay Street Cycleway – view video(external link)
Cycling in the Waikato region Programme Business Case view video(external link)
Major Cycleways Professional Services and Construction Panels view video(external link)
Outstanding contribution to a bike-friendly future award Brett Cotter – view video(external link)
Peter Atikinson, Queenstown Peddlers – view video(external link)
Richard Inder, Gate Pa School Principal – view video(external link)
Taking communities on the journey award Auckland Transport Karangahape Road Consultation – view video(external link)
Uni-Cycle Major Cycle Route – view video(external link)

2017 judges

The 2017 awards were judged by:

  • Pippa Coom – Chairperson Waitematā 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

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