RTH Wins Community in Motion Award

By RTH Staff
Published November 07, 2012

this blog entry has been updated

Raise the Hammer has won a Hamilton Community in Motion Award for promoting the use of active transportation in the media. The winners were announced today at the ACT Mobility Summit 2012, which is being held in Hamilton.

The other winners are:

The Community in Motion Awards were inaugurated this year "to recognize members of the community who have made an effort to actively support and promote the use of healthy and sustainable forms of transportation such as walking, cycling, and public transit.". A call for nominations went out in June.

Winners will be awarded formally on May 27, 2013 in Gore Park at next year's annual Bike to Work event.

Involving the Community in Sustainable Transportation

RTH Editor Ryan McGreal will be speaking at a free event this evening on involving the community in sustainable transportation innovations.

The Event is organized by Smart Commute Hamilton.

Update: Updated to specify the award category for each winner.


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By LOL@LOL (anonymous) | Posted November 07, 2012 at 11:55:29

Well deserved! There are alot of forces in this city that would love for you to stop promoting healthier, safer, fairer community, thanks for not backing down.

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By Garry (anonymous) | Posted November 07, 2012 at 13:02:32

Congrats to all the winners! It feels like Hamilton is finally turning a corner.

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By Mal (anonymous) | Posted November 07, 2012 at 15:52:36

Well done. Some seasoned players in there (EH is 11, RTH 8, give or take). I'll be interested to see who wins next year!

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By Conrad66 (registered) | Posted November 08, 2012 at 05:50:59

Well done RTH :)

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By H+H (registered) - website | Posted November 08, 2012 at 06:36:40

Congratulations to RTH. And thanks for all that you contribute to the vitality of this great city.

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By jason (registered) | Posted November 08, 2012 at 08:53:06

so, when do we pick up the $1 million cheque?? Lol.

Great job by all involved in furthering the cause for a more liveable Hamilton. That list of recipients is very worthwhile.

By the way, if you haven't used Geotrail, you need to. It's amazing. I use it all the time on my iphone.

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By lawrence (registered) - website | Posted November 08, 2012 at 10:02:04

Congrats RTH. Well deserved! Might I suggest that there should be an award for people, groups, or organizations who give citizens platforms where they can be engaged citizens - a place they can learn not just about the headlines, but the hard facts of the deeper inner-workings of the places, things, and politics of our cities.

When you suddenly find yourself watching council meetings or Hamilton Life or the O Show or the Opinionator's on C14 instead of watching re-runs of Seinfeld, you know your City and the citizens within it, are doing a good job at helping us find more joy and self-fulfillment in being involved and knowledgeable about the world directly around us.

Thanks RTH for the role you play in changing the way we spend the few precious spare moments in our hectic lives. I can think of no greater gift in return, than to do our best as newly involved parents to raise little Opinionator watchers ourselves. Or CFMU or Indie listeners, or BIA district/Farmers Market smart, local, shoppers.

Our children look up to us. It's important to ask ourselves what they are looking up at?

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By Today (anonymous) | Posted November 08, 2012 at 14:01:54

Congrats for sure! This is a fantastic site and while I don't always agree with the writers or some of the comments, it certainly makes me think of many issues somewhat deeper than I normally would have by just reading the more traditional media.

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By LOL all over again (anonymous) | Posted November 09, 2012 at 00:16:05

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