The following awards were presented in a special ceremony in the City Hall Rotunda on Thursday, October 5, 2006, at 6 p.m.
- Best Bike Parking
- Bicycle-Friendliest Suburban Business
- Bicycle Commute
- Best Small Business (up to 99 employees)
- Best Large Business (100 employees and over)
- Best Skills Development
- Best Overall
|Mayor David Miller and Rod McPhail, Director of
Transportation Planning, present the Best Overall Award
to Community Bicycle Network.
The Mayor recognizes Messenger Appreciation Day
This year at the BFBA ceremony, Mayor Miller officially recognized Messenger Appreciation Day for Toronto's estimated 400 active transport (bicycle, pedestrian and public transit) messengers, who make over a million deliveries in our city each year, resulting in more than 10,000 fewer motor vehicle trips within the city's central business district every weekday.
The 2006 BFBA ceremony also featured a special guest: Gil Penalosa, President of Walk and Bike for Life. Gil spoke to a captivated audience about the importance of planning a Bicycle Friendly City. In his presentation titled, "Business, Bicycles, and Competitiveness", Gil demonstrated how being bicycle friendly is an integral part of creating a competitive, world-class city that is safe, secure and a pleasure to live in and visit.