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29 Jul 2019
Nominate a champion in 2019 Travel Choices Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Travel Choices Awards which recognise travel behaviour change champions who are helping shape the way people move around Sydney.

The awards recognise the efforts and contributions made by organisations, businesses and individuals towards achieving sustainable travel behaviour change.

There are five award categories now open for nominations:

  • Organisational Excellence
  • Organisation of the Year – Macquarie Park
  • Organisation of the Year – CBD/South East and Northern Beaches
  • Initiative of the Year
  • Individual Champion

Transport for NSW Coordinator General Marg Prendergast applauded businesses and organisations for their enthusiasm and initiative during Sydney’s transport evolution, a period that has seen history-making projects such as Sydney Metro, WestConnex, and the CBD and South East Light Rail take shape.

“The last few years have been massive for Travel Choices and we know there are lots of individuals and organisations that have really jumped on board and made change work for them,” Ms Prendergast said.

“Change isn’t easy, especially when it means breaking out of old habits and routines. That’s why we’re so keen to acknowledge the efforts and achievements of those who have embraced change and made a difference in shifting the travel behaviour of their employees and our customers.

“Whether it’s supporting flexible working, providing facilities for  people who walk and ride a bike to work, or encouraging staff to use public transport, these behaviour changes make a big impact at a time of unprecedented growth in Sydney, especially during peak hours.”

To view the criteria for each award category and nominate an individual champion, your business or organisation, visit the Travel Choices awards webpage. Download and complete the simple nomination form and send it to travelchoices@transport.nsw.gov.au by 29 August 2019.

Travel Choices is a free resource to help individuals, businesses and organisations prepare for and adapt to the changes to Sydney’s transport network. The Travel Choices team provides support for those making the shift to more sustainable ways of moving into, out of and around Sydney.

To date Travel Choices has worked with over 850 businesses and organisations across Sydney and has contributed to a 12 per cent decrease in vehicles entering the CBD and an 11.4 per cent increase in public transport trips during the morning peak since 2015.

Over the past year, Travel Choices program helped Macquarie Park and North Ryde commuters make the shift to sustainable ways of commuting during the upgrade of the Epping to Chatswood Rail Line. Commuters switched to Station Link and other public transport services, active transport, as well as retimed their trips to outside the peak hours and reduced their need to travel by working remotely.