There is still time to participate in Winter Commute Month!  This is an annual, month-long campaign that encourages people to explore their sustainable winter commute options.

There are two ways to WIN prizes of a $50 VISA gift card:

1) Log your sustainable commute on the tool 

2) Post your work commute story in Emojis on Twitter for a chance to win!  Include the hashtags #MyWinterCommute and #HamOnt  
Learn more about Winter Commute Month
REMINDER that the nomination submissions are open!

There are 4 award categories this year that can be given to individuals, businesses or organizations that foster a culture of sustainable transportation within the City:
  • Organization of the Year
    Awarded to an organization or group of organizations that demonstrate significant impact on promoting sustainable transportation and a sustainable transportation-friendly environment through infrastructure, promotional programs or other similar initiatives.
  • Advocate of the Year
    Awarded to the individual that demonstrates leadership in advancing cycling, pedestrian, and/or transit initiatives and who has exhibited a tireless commitment to promoting cycling and walking in the City.
  • School of the Year
    Awarded to a non-Post Secondary school that has shown leadership by demonstrating their efforts to encourage cycling and pedestrian activity for their students and staff during the year.
  • Smart Commute Employer of the Year
    Awarded to a Smart Commute Employer in the City of Hamilton that demonstrates exceptional efforts and achievement in promoting smart travel options, such as walking, cycling transit, carpooling and teleworking.
Deadline is Wednesday March 1st, 2023
Community In Motion Awards
People for Bikes releases annual City Ratings, a data-driven program to evaluate, identify, and compare the best cities for bicycling around the world.  Hamilton does not have a Community Score because not enough people complete the survey. 
Let's change that in 2023!  
People for Bikes Survey
We had a great Winter Bike Day on Friday February 10th with approximately 80-90 cyclists riding to Gore Park to celebrate cycling in February.  Participants were greeted with Donut Monster donuts and hot coffee and tea from Strathcona Market.

A BIG thanks to Cycle Hamilton who co-organized the event. 

Thanks to our partners:
Thanks to our Cycle Hamilton lead riders who led group rides from Bayfront Park, Gage Park, Tim Hortons Field and McMaster University.  Special thanks to Abbie and the team - Matt, Kate, Eva and Paul!

We had a great time and we are looking forward to Winter Bike Day 2024!
Why sign up for the Smart Commute Tool?
Looking for a carpool buddy, walking partner or a cycling pal?  The FREE Smart Commute tool can help with the matching!  
Click here to find out more about Smart Commute
Smart Commute Hamilton is a program of the City of Hamilton. 
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