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Travelwise Choices Awards

2017 Travelwise Choices Awards - celebrating the success of our organisations committed to promoting sustainable transport.

  • Have you had success with promoting carpooling or cycling at your workplace?
  • Have you run an amazing event to motivate your staff to leave their cars at home?
  • Or maybe you have a Sustainable Travel Champion who goes the extra mile to get people at your work involved.

We invite you to enter the 2017 Travelwise Choices Awards to tell us about your progress and experiences since July 2016 (organisations that entered for the 2016 Commute Awards cannot enter again using the same project).


Award categories


Sustainable Travel Champion Award

Celebrating the achievements of someone in your organisation who goes the extra mile to motivate others, organise events, or actively promote travel options. Let us know who your sustainable travel champion is and why they’re nominated. It could be tenacity, going above and beyond the call of duty, engaging with staff, making progress towards achieving travel plan targets. Or all of the above!

Think-outside-the-car Award for Creative Excellence

This award is for an out-of-the-ordinary initiative or an outstanding campaign with an innovative approach. Tell us what you achieved and how you did it. How were people motivated? Was there a challenge… or prizes? Did you manage to get new workplace facilities for walkers and cyclists? Or, have you had great success with flexible working?

On-board Award - public transport

What uptake of public transport did you achieve and how did you do it? What made getting people out of their cars easy (or difficult)? The size of your organisation will be taken into account.

Pedal-power Award - cycling

What uptake of cycling did you achieve and how did you do it? What made getting people out of their cars easy (or difficult)? The size of your organisation will be taken into account.

Step-it-up Award - walking

What uptake of walking did you achieve and how did you do it? What made getting people out of their cars easy (or difficult)? The size of your organisation will be taken into account.

Match-maker Award - carpooling

What uptake of carpooling did you achieve and how did you do it? What made getting people out of their cars easy (or difficult)? The size of your organisation will be taken into account.

Depending on entries, there could be a Supreme Travelwise Choices Award for an entry that is, in the judges’ opinion, truly remarkable.


The awards event

The 2017 Travelwise Choices Awards event runs from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Wednesday, 28 June.

You’ll hear from our keynote speaker about Travel Demand initiatives, plus our 2016 winners will have the chance to showcase what they did to win their award last year. It’s a great opportunity to hear what other businesses are doing to make workplace travel more sustainable.

Award winners will be announced at 3pm by Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore, followed by nibbles and networking until 4.30pm.


How to enter


To enter, fill out the entry form - one for each category you are entering. You can attach photos or video clips to support your entry.

Entries close 7pm Wednesday, 31 May 2017.


Judging

Entries will be judged by a panel from Auckland Transport, including the Manager of the Travelwise Choices Team. The judges reserve the right to consider your entry for additional categories and all decisions are final.


Previous Commute Awards winners

The Travelwise Choices Awards were previously known as the Commute Awards.

Find out about Commute Awards winners.