Monday 25 November 18:00 - 20:00

University of Westminster
309 Regent Street

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Active Travel Media Awards

Film, Media & Entertainment

Recognising excellent work by journalists and reporters on active travel issues. Organised by the Active Travel Academy.

The awards will take place at the University of Westminster's Fyvie Hall, at our Regent Street Campus. At 6pm there will be drinks and nibbles, and networking. At 6:30pm the awards ceremony will start, overseen by Laura Laker, and lasting around an hour. Congratulations to all our finalists and commiserations to other excellent entries that we weren't able to shortlist.

The Shortlist (also on our website)

1. News (written word)

  • Carlton Reid, Historic And Wonderful Cyclist And Pedestrian Tunnel Under River Tyne Re-Opens, Forbes
  • Feargus O’Sullivan, In Car-Choked Brussels, the Pedestrians Are Winning, CityLab
  • Kali Lindsay, Why parking on the pavement causes major problems for disabled people, Newcastle Chronicle

2. News (broadcast)

  • Tom Edwards, What do you breathe in on a commute? BBC London
  • Stacey Foster and Bob Warman, Family By Cycle Thumbs Up, ITV Central
  • Nick Van Mead and colleagues, London’s toxic school runs: how polluted is the air children breathe? Guardian Cities

3. Features (written)

  • Carlton Reid, Bicyclists May Use Full Lane, Forbes
  • Dave Walker, A Cyclist’s Guide to Biking the City, Guardian Cities
  • Mark Alker, Verbier by Train, Singletrack Magazine
  • Njogu Morgan, How Apartheid Killed Johannesburg’s Cycling Culture, Guardian Cities
  • Stephen Burgen, ‘For me, this is paradise’: life in the Spanish city that banned cars’, Guardian Cities

4. Features (broadcast)

  • Peter Walker, Why forcing cyclists to wear helmets will not save lives, The Guardian
  • Elodie Harper, Barton Hills Ramble, ITV local
  • Environmental Transport Association, Stop Killing Our Children
  • Alex Davis & Jenni Gwiazdowski, Mind the Cycling Gender Gap, Wheelsuckers podcast with Tiffany Lam

5. Local media

  • Lewis Mason Show, Music and conversation for your Thursday night, with a focus on health and wellbeing (episode focused on walking and mental health), BBC Sussex and Surrey
  • Andy Veale, interview with Roxanne de Beaux (Cambridge Cycling Campaign), Cambridge Independent
  • Andrea Sandor, After the Climate Declaration Manchester City Council Faces Its First Test, Manchester Confidential

6. Investigation/Long-term follow-up

  • Ross Lydall, reporting on the death of Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz (three pieces submitted), Evening Standard
  • Charles Critchell, Burning Bridges – Hammersmith Bridge: why our dependency on cars must end, FareCity
  •, Near Miss of the Day

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