Open Streets wins bike culture award
Bicycle Network's Community Engagement team has won the Bike Culture Award for its pioneering Open Streets program at the Cycling Luminaries Awards in Canberra.
The awards celebrate the people, places and programs that make Australia a better place to ride a bike.
Winners were announced in categories of leadership, built infrastructure, bike culture and behaviour change and there was a judge's recognition award for social impact.
Open Streets was a finalist in the Bike Culture and Behaviour Change category with inspiring projects such as Wollongong's CycleAbility, the Canberra Electric Bike Library and Bike Budz in Fremantle, Western Australia. 
"It was wonderful to attend the ceremony and hear from so many keen bike riders right across the country, and meet the other finalists and hear about the great things they're doing," says Bicycle Network Behaviour Change Manager, Manon Dolet. "I am so thrilled for Bicycle Network to win this award. It's a huge team effort."
The awards were hosted by Parliamentary Friends of Cycling and attended by Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones and Shadow Treasurer Angus Taylor.
Open Streets was initiated in Victoria by Bicycle Network 2021 and aims to address the dramatic decline in the number of children riding and walking to school in Australia. Our goal is to create environments around schools that help reverse this trend. 
By diverting motor vehicles away from the school gates and creating safe spaces for kids to walk, ride and play, Open Streets offers an alternative vision of our streets as happier, healthier places for everyone to enjoy. 
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