We Ride Australia

Built environment

Built environment


The urban fabric in which we cycle has a large influence on the desire and willingness of the community to ride a bike.

Cycling is facilitated tremendously by the right kind of infrastructure and urban layout, no matter whether it is in the CBD, a developing suburb, a rural or remote location.

People engaged in creating the cities of the future are key stakeholders if cycling is to assume its place in the sustainable, equitable and healthy transportation system of the future.

Thinking about how we can make cities fit for the bicycle as a key sustainable mode of transport, especially for those short daily trips that make up around half of all trips each day, is vital.

When supported by the right urban planning and design, cycling can be a city changer and transform neighbourhoods and towns into livelier, economically more productive and socially more inclusive places.

The Award highlights ideas, projects and visions on how the cities and towns of the future should welcome and support the increased use of bicycles. It demonstrates how bicycles will become a vital element of a sustainable city or town of the future.

  • Nominate your choice for the Built Environment Award here.


This award is open to any organisation or individual who has designed, implemented or lead a project delivering outstanding urban design and improved the built environment.

Please include references to the following points when making your nomination:

  1. What is unique about the design or project?​
  2. What challenges has this design or project overcome?
  3. How has the design or project demonstrated innovation in achieving success?
  4. How does this design or project promote a long term increase in cycling?
  5. How has this design or project promoted improvement to the environment, health or safety?
  6. What is the key outstanding achievement in the past 3 years?
  • Nominate your choice for the Built Environment Award here.