The winning initiative will show how your municipality significantly reduced its dependence on single occupancy vehicles by encouraging different modes of transportation. For this award, we will consider programs and projects. Plans are not eligible.
Examples of eligible initiatives include:
- Active transportation design projects, such as the implementation of Complete Streets design elements or cycling pathways
- Programs and infrastructure to shift or encourage active transportation methods such as cycling instead of driving
- Transportation demand management programs, such as car-sharing
- A municipal fleet or transit retrofit that increases efficiency, incorporates innovative technologies or improves levels of service
Winners in each category are automatically eligible for FCM’s Inspire Award. Check out the 2018 Inspire Award winner, a bus orientation program that significantly improved transit ridership in the City of Kingston, ON.
Learn about our 2018 Transportation co-winners:
- The City of Kingston, ON, whose partnership with a local school board increases ridership among high school students and has shown longer-term impacts on travel behaviour
- The City of Montreal, QC, whose Pedestrian and Shared Streets Program supports and promotes small-scale street design projects that encourage walking and cycling.
We will honour the winners at our Sustainable Communities Conference, Canada’s leading municipal sustainability event, taking place on October 20-22, 2020, in St. John's, NL.