2016 Safe Cycling Awards

The Safe Cycling Awards will provide an opportunity to recognise excellence by South Australian local government.

Award criteria is based on initiatives that actively encourage safe cycling behaviours, where infrastructure improvements have enhanced cycling safety, and where councils have displayed active support for community cycling groups or programs which has led to safer cycling outcomes.

Along with the award and state-wide recognition for being a cycle safe city, winners of each category will receive a grant from the Motor Accident Commission of $2,000.

Councils will be divided into three categories based on location, size and capabilities:

  •  Metropolitan councils
  • Regional councils with a population under 10,000 residents
  • Regional councils with a population over 10,000 residents

Safer cycling elements are those that support safe cycling culture and education as well as providing environments that community members are confident to cycle in.

Contributions to safe cycling by councils in one or more of the following three areas will be considered in the judging process:

Physical – infrastructure that supports cycling and use of cycling equipment;

Cultural – behavioural change and awareness of cycling and safety; and,

Community – the support of community groups and events connected with cycling.

 

Applications open Monday 2 May 2016 and close Friday 2 September 2016.

Awards will be presented at the Local Government Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) October 20-21 2016, giving winning councils the opportunity to share their initiatives and accept their award.

 

The Entry Process

 

1.     Download the 2016 Safe Cycling Awards application form here.

2.    Lodge your written application as a word document either via email to mac@sa.gov.au or via post to GPO Box 2438 ADELAIDE SA 5001.

3.    Ensure your application includes any supporting evidence such as pictures, documents, brochures, testimonials. Please note these will not be returned to applicants if lodged in hard copy via post.