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2018 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 2018 Bike to the Future awards winners were announced at the 2WALKandCYCLE conference dinner on Tuesday 31 July 2018.

Download the 2018 Bike to the Future Awards booklet [PDF, 2.2 MB]

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2018 judges

The 2018 awards were judged by:

  • Pippa Coom – Chair of the Waitematā Local Board, Auckland Council and transport portfolio lead
  • Richard Leggat – Chair of the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Chair of the Cycling Safety Panel, and Board Member of Cycling New Zealand
  • Simon Douglas – National Manager Policy & Research, and cycling spokesperson for the New Zealand Automobile Association

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Supreme award

Uni-Cycle Major Cycle Route(external link)
Christchurch City Council, Aurecon, Isaacs Limited, JFC City Care Joint Venture, and WSP Opus

BTTF 2018 Supreme Award winners2018 Supreme Award winners, the Uni-Cycle Major Cycle Route project team.

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Bikes at work and school award

This category covers organisations including businesses and schools which have made significant efforts to encourage and support cycling for staff, customers, or students.

2018 joint winners

Bikes in Schools Tairāwhiti
Tairāwhiti Connext Charitable Trust

Tauranga City Council E-Bike Initiative
Tauranga City Council

2018 finalists

Bikes in Schools & Bicycle Skills Training, Palmerston North
Sport Manawatū

Hastings District iWay(external link) and MoveIt! School Travel Plans
Hastings District Council, Sport Hawke’s Bay, ViaStrada Ltd

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Built excellence award

This category covers excellence in design, engineering and construction of transport infrastructure which has had a significant impact on encouraging more people to cycle and create a more bike-friendly future.

2018 winner

Christchurch City Council Uni-Cycle Major Cycle Route(external link)
Christchurch City Council, Velos Partnership (Opus & Aurecon), JFC City Care Joint Venture, Isaacs Limited

2018 highly commended

Junior Road Safety Park – Palmerston North
Palmerston North City Council, Pascal Street Community Trust

2018 finalists

Te Awa River Ride(external link) – Ngāruawāhia to Horotiu section
Te Awa River Ride Charitable Trust

Waterview Shared Path
NZ Transport Agency and the Well-Connected Alliance

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Outstanding contribution to a bike-friendly future award

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

2018 winner

Alastair Smith

2018 highly commended

The Kennett Brothers (Jonathan, Simon and Paul Kennett)

2018 finalists

Cathy Jordan

Chris Teo-Sherrell

Richard Hamer

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Revolutionary award

This category covers initiatives and events which have educated, inspired, celebrated, promoted or encouraged cycling. They will have had a positive influence on changing attitudes towards cycling, irrespective of whether a person subsequently chooses to ride a bike.

2018 winner

Biketober Christchurch 2017
Cycling in Christchurch, Spokes Canterbury, Christchurch City Council, ViaStrada Limited

2018 highly commended

Tour Aotearoa 2018
Kennett Brothers, MaProgress

2018 finalists

Brett Cotter and the Big Bike Film Night(external link)

International Women’s Day – Refugee Women’s Cycling Instruction

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Taking communities on the journey award

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

2018 winner

Kawatiri River Trail
Buller Cycling Club, Buller District Council, Department of Conservation