The winners of the inaugural Cycle Planning Awards were announced at Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London on Monday night. 108 award entries had been submitted for the eight categories, which were judged by a panel of cycling experts. The winners were announced by chair of the panel Philip Darnton, executive director of the Bicycle Association.
The Innovation prize was taken by the London Borough of Waltham Forest for its new consultation approach during the Walthamstow Village Trial.
It was a good night for Waltham Forest, with the council’s deputy leader Cllr Clyde Loakes taking the Cycling Champion award for his work pushing through the Mini-Holland programme.
The London borough of Southwark won the award for Best Cycling Network Strategy.
Dublin was named the Local Authority with the Most Cycle Friendly Policies.
In the Infrastructure category Leicester and Lewes Road, Brighton, were chosen as joint winners. The Lewes Road Cycle Scheme involved reallocation of road space on a busy dual-carriageway and is famous for its 14 "floating" bus stops designed to remove conflict between cyclists and people getting on and off buses.
The Best Hub or Cycle Scheme award went to Santander Cycles.
The Behaviour Change award went to Peterborough’s Bikeability Plus delivered by Outspoken Training.
The Most Cycle Friendly Workplace Award went to the University of Sheffield.
The judges included academic Rachel Aldred and executive editor of BikeBiz Carlton Reid. The awards were organised by Landor Links, publisher of Local Transport Today, and organiser of the CycleCity advocacy events.
Pic above – Damilola Onamusi and Rory McMullan of Landor Links sport the Walz caps given to winners of the Cycle Planning Awards.