Mobility Awards Faqs
The Mobility Awards is a platform that recognizes acts of leadership by Philippine local governments, workplaces, and commercial establishments promoting active mobility, especially cycling as a mode of daily commute among their constituencies, customers, employees, and communities.
In 2020, the Mobility Awards on its inaugural round evaluated and awarded 3 cycling-friendly cities, workplaces and commercial establishments in Metro Manila respectively who were ranked Gold and Silver ratings. In collaboration with cycling-courier companies, the Mobility Awards also awarded three Padyak! Power to the People and 3 exemplary bike-messengers who have shown extraordinary acts of leadership.
The 2021 National Mobility Awards aims to replicate and expand the success of the 2020 Mobility Awards in cities outside of Metro Manila.
The 2021 National Mobility Awards is organized by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), MNL Moves, The Climate Reality Project Philippines, 350.org Pilipinas, and Pinay Bike Commuter together with 25 regional partners comprised of civic groups and active mobility advocates to inspire action, involvement, and coordination among local government units, workplaces, and commercial establishments who want to improve conditions for urban mobility. Likewise, we have also collaborated with the League of Cities of the Philippines to promote The Mobility Awards to their member - cities nationwide.
Mobility Awards is looking for the most Bicycle-Friendly Cities, Workplaces, and Establishments in the Philippines (excluding cities in Metro Manila Cities).
- Bicycle-friendly Cities
Refers to City local government units (CLGUs) that promote cycling as mode of transport in their cities. Excluding Metro Manila Cities.
- Bicycle-friendly Workplaces
Refers to stand-alone business firms, corporations, industrial office buildings, co-working spaces, and mixed office buildings (meaning multiple office tenants sharing the same building) who provide enabling facilities for their workers, building employees, and their clients.
- Bicycle-friendly Establishments
Refers to all forms of commercial establishments such as stand-alone shops, restaurants, cafes, retail stores, grocery stores, shop outlets, hotels, and shopping malls that provide enabling facilities for their workers and customers.
For 2021, the Mobility Awards will focus on bike-friendly initiatives across the country excluding Metro Manila as it has already gone through the first round of evaluation.
Cities, as drivers of economic and social development where more than 50% of Filipinos reside, require more urgent actions to address the alarming economic and health crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. As engines of economy, commerce, governance and innovation, cities also have the upper hand opportunity to make rapid strides towards inclusive, sustainable, and resilient development.
On the other spectrum, our ability to accommodate a large scale of nominations for rural areas are limited as the pandemic continues to restrict movement. Cities are currently much more manageable to evaluate. However, we strive to expand our capacity to reach more communities in the future.
Nominations are open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to participate and publicly nominate who they think deserve to receive the Mobility Awards recognition. Submissions of nominations per person are unlimited.
Nominate now: https://bit.ly/MAnomination
Nominations are open from September 07 until November 05, 2021. Winners will be announced on November 25, 2021.
Bicycle-friendly cities (local government units), workplaces, and establishments can be awarded with Katipunan, Gold, Silver and Bronze ratings.
For this year, we will be ranking the Top 3 cities, workplaces, and establishments for each of the main island groups: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao respectively. From the three island groups, will name the top three (3) winners for this year's 2021 national inaugural round of the Mobility Awards.
Similar to the 2020 Mobility Round, the top three winners from each regional island-group will receive the following prizes based on their rank:
Bicycle-Friendly Gold Recognition Sign
P10,000 voucher from bike-friendly stores
Bicycle-Friendly Silver Recognition Sign
P8,000 voucher from bike-friendly stores
Bicycle-Friendly Bronze Recognition Sign
P5,000 voucher from bike-friendly stores
The Katipunan Award is the highest rank attainable in the Mobility Awards. It signifies truly transformational efforts initiated and/or adopted by a city, workplace or commercial establishment in promoting bicycle commuting as a mainstream mode of transport among their constituencies, employees, and customers, and in making cities pedestrian-friendly.
This award is inspired by the revolutionary ideals of Katipuneros in uniting Filipinos, securing genuine freedom, and advancing social justice. It emulates these same goals in the Mobility Awards, but in the context of gaining independence from fossil fuels and promoting the mobility needs of the majority of our people.
The Katipunan Award seeks to unite Filipinos behind the ideal that asks our government to prioritize moving people, not cars, and by pointing to public transportation as an effective and pragmatic indicator of democracy in the country.
So far, no one has won the Katipunan Award yet, which serves as a challenge to previous and upcoming nominees for the Mobility Awards.
After submission and upon formal acknowledgement of your nomination, members of the Mobility Awards secretariat will correspond with your representative to ask for more details of your nomination.
The data that you have submitted will be verified with the help of our regional partners. For cities, we will likewise cross-check the information with the active transport team of the Department of Transportation.
All validated nominations will be evaluated and ranked according to the 5 I’s that are consistent in making great places for bicycling.
- Infrastructure - level of presence of physical infrastructure or end-of-trip facilities dedicated to bicycle users.
- Integration- level and variety of programs, policies, and plans that enable cycling, promote safety, and support the well-being of active mobility commuters such as education initiatives that aim to increase public awareness of car drivers to respect bicyclists and pedestrians
- Implementation- of programs and policies that maintain the safety and well-being of cyclists.
- Innovation - weighs in creative solutions and approaches that promote active cycling and walking and utilizes cycling and walking as an enabler for addressing other urban development challenges.
- Inclusivity- measures the extent of how accessible and welcoming the bike-friendly infrastructure and programs are to a diverse group of populations such as inexperienced cyclists, PWDs, children, women, and the elderly.
The top 3 scorers for each category will be recognized as the winners. There is no standard order of winners, the title/rank to be given to each awardee will depend on the score they will receive.
Active mobility encompasses both cycling and walking. The Mobility Awards will still focus largely on bike-friendly initiatives for now. For this round however, we will also consider initiatives that accommodate the needs of pedestrians and help promote walkability in cities and communities that aim to address the mobility needs of the majority of the working Filipinos who do not have private cars, as part of Integration, Innovation and Inclusion criteria.
Yes. The Mobility Awards recognizes hard-working Filipinos for their everyday acts of leadership on the road through the Padyak! Power to the People Awards and the Siklista ng Bayan, a new special recognition award.
What is the Padyak! Power to the People Awards?
The Padyak Champion Awards is a special recognitions awards of the Mobility Awards that aim to show appreciation for the tireless efforts and services of cyclist messengers and delivery riders of favored bike-friendly delivery establishments who deal with the pandemic and reckless drivers and who weather traffic, heat, rain, road hazards and blaring horns to deliver much needed food, groceries, books, medicines, and other parcels.
In 2020, we partnered with bike-messengerial companies : Grab, Food Panda, Gofer and Bike Padala PH who nominated their outstanding cyclist-messengers. The Mobility Awards recognized three of the top cyclist-messengers and likewise recognized distinguished cyclist-messengers who who have shown distinction that embodies Filipino/ Filipina characters that best describe the qualities of Citizenship: Makatao (Humanity), Masikap (Perseverance), at Maasahan (Trustworthiness), traits that are worth emulating through their stories and everyday acts of leaderships.
For this year, the Mobility Awards will be partnering with bike-messengerial companies outside of Metro Manila who will likewise nominate their outstanding cyclist-messengers. Nominations will start on October 7, 2021 and will close on November 7, 2021.
What is Siklista ng Bayan?
The Siklista ng Bayan Awards aims to recognize hard working entrepreneurial Filipinos who have used bicycles as a main mode of livelihood and business in our communities that are nominated by Filipino netizens. They are your reliable pedicab, padyak, tri-sikad, or your suking magtataho, recycler, barista, the ever reliable pandesal, magbabalot, fish, fruits or vegetable vendors on bicycles, or your ever reliable errand-on-bicycles.
Oftentimes, they are the most unrecognized essential workers, but they provide us with the necessary first and last mile-delivery service. The Siklista ng Bayan Awards aims to recognize their valuable contribution and service to you, your community and to the climate by inviting all citizens to share photos and stories of these everyday heroes who ‘pedals’-the-talk.
Similar to Padyak! Power to the People, we will recognize the top Siklista ng Bayan and will likewise, recognized Siklistas who have shown distinction that embodies Filipino characters that best describe the qualities of citizenship.
Nominate them through https://bit.ly/MAsiklista by October 07, 2021.
Entries for the Siklista ng Bayan Awards will be open for public nominations on October 07 and will end by November 07, 2021.
Nominations for the Bike -Friendly cities, workplaces and business-establishments will close on November 05, 2021.
Nominations for the Padyak! Power to the People and Siklista ng Bayan will close on November 7,2021.
Nominations will close on November 05, 2021. All winners will be announced on November 25, 2021 in time for Climate Change Consciousness Week. Mark your calendars!
The panel of judges represented by convenors the Mobility Awards will evaluate and rank the top regional island-group and national winners. They will be joined by representatives from the regional partners who will help evaluate the nominations from regional island-groups, and esteemed guest judges who will specifically evaluate the nominations based on specific aspects of the criteria.