this blog entry has been updated
Raise the Hammer has won a Hamilton Community in Motion Award for promoting the use of active transportation in the media. The winners were announced today at the ACT Mobility Summit 2012, which is being held in Hamilton.
The other winners are:
Geotrail, a suite of online tools to promote hiking and outdoor education, for Pedestrian Friendly Business/Organization;
Environment Hamilton, a not-for-profit organization to protect and enhance the environment, for Transit Friendly Business/Organization;
The Hammer Active Alternative Transportation, a sustainable on-demand delivery service using zero emission bicycles, for Bicycle Friendly Business/Organization;
St. Lawrence and St. Marguerite d'Youville schools, for School of the Year; and
The Stepping it Up team for promoting active transportation to school, for Advocate of the Year.
The Community in Motion Awards were inaugurated this year "to recognize members of the community who have made an effort to actively support and promote the use of healthy and sustainable forms of transportation such as walking, cycling, and public transit.". A call for nominations went out in June.
Winners will be awarded formally on May 27, 2013 in Gore Park at next year's annual Bike to Work event.
RTH Editor Ryan McGreal will be speaking at a free event this evening on involving the community in sustainable transportation innovations.
The Event is organized by Smart Commute Hamilton.
Update: Updated to specify the award category for each winner.
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