TAC Sustainable Mobility Award

This award recognizes a TAC member organization for excellence in the delivery of mobility services. Eligible projects will align with one or more of the objectives of the Mobility Management Committee:

  • Improving the quality, availability and integration of travel options in Canadian communities, with a focus on active transportation, public transit and other forms of shared mobility
  • Encouraging the more efficient use of motor vehicles through means such as carsharing, electrification, parking management, education, incentives and disincentives
  • Supporting effective and equitable strategies for promoting, pricing, delivering and coordinating different modes to enhance sustainability and benefit individuals

Goods movement and multi-modal projects are among those that are eligible. Projects should reflect the following sustainability principles:

  • Social – Allows the basic access needs of individuals and societies to be met safely and in a manner consistent with human and ecosystem health, and with equity within and between generations
  • Economic – Affordable, operates efficiently, offers choice of transport mode, and supports a vibrant economy
  • Environmental – Limits emissions and waste within the planet's ability to absorb them, minimizes consumption of non-renewable resources, limits consumption of renewable resources to the sustainable yield level, reuses and recycles its components, and minimizes the use of land and the production of noise

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Application and Evaluation

TAC member organizations must submit an abstract by November 30 to be considered for the following year’s award. Short-listed finalists will be invited to submit a detailed application (maximum 7 pages of text, plus photos and diagrams) by January 31.

Members of TAC's Mobility Management Committee will evaluate applications using the following criteria:

Outcomes (40 points) – What did the project achieve?

Considering the Mobility Management Committee objectives, please describe how the project:

  • Resulted in improved travel options, and/or
  • Made motor vehicle use more efficient, and/or
  • Provided effective and equitable strategies to enhance sustainability and benefit individuals

Innovation (30 points) – What’s new or different?

Innovation is essential to mobility management, and may be either absolute or relative to the context. Please describe how the project was innovative through elements such as new modes, new processes, new combinations of approaches, or new use of an established technology.

Transferability (30 points) – What can other TAC members learn from this project?

Please describe how the project is relevant to the improvement or expansion of mobility services in other jurisdictions, and what lessons learned could be applied elsewhere.

Key Dates

  • November 30 – Deadline for abstracts to be considered for next year’s award
  • December 15 – Finalists selected and notified
  • January 31 – Deadline for detailed applications
  • May 1 – Winner announced


  • Each award will be the subject of a dedicated TAC webinar, where all finalists will present their initiatives. Detailed award applications will also be published through the TAC Library online catalogue.
  • Detailed applications become the property of TAC, which may publish and/or distribute them.
  • Submission of an abstract implies that approval from employer(s) and/or client(s) has been received; applications submitted without approval will be deemed non-compliant.

Previous Recipients

Note: Until 2020 this award was known as the TAC Sustainable Urban Transportation Award.

2020 City of Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Goes Dutch


City of Ottawa
Chapman Mills Drive Transit Priority and Active Transportation Corridor

2018 Ville de Montréal
Redeveloping the Bonaventure Highway as an Urban Boulevard

City of Calgary
20th Avenue Street Lab Party


City of Hamilton
Hamilton Bike Share Program


City of Vancouver
Seaside Greenway Completion Project: Burrard Bridge to Jericho Beach


City of Edmonton
LEGO Videos for Educating Road Users about Bicycle Infrastructure


Metrolinx, City of Hamilton, Region of Peel, Green Communities Canada, University of Toronto
The Stepping It Up Project

2012 City of Kelowna
20-year Servicing Plan, 2030 Active Transportation Program

Corporation of the Town of Milton
Mobility Milton 2010: A Marketing Program to Encourage Transit Use in Milton


Ville de Montréal
BIXI Bike-sharing Program and New Bicycle Lanes


Ville de Québec
Ecolobus Service in Old Québec


City of Welland
City of Welland and Welland Hydro LED Streetlight Conversion Program

Regional Municipality of York
Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan Study

2006 Towns of Richmond Hill and Markham
Smart Commute 404-7 Program: Reducing Traffic Congestion is Just Good Business
2005 Regional Municipality of York
York Region Rapid Transit Corporation's Viva Fast Forward to a Sustainable Future
2004 IBI Group and Region of Durham
Promoting Sustainable Transportation Through Site Design: A Proposed Recommended Practice
2003 Regional Municipality of Waterloo
"You Can Clear the Air" Grade Three Curriculum Supplement
2002 City of Calgary
Transportation Solutions Group

Resort Municipality of Whistler
The Whistler Way! Rideshare Program

Regional Municipality of York
Transportation Master Plan

2000 Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority
TransLink Strategic Transportation Plan 2000-2005