The Mobility Awards has established itself as a platform that recognizes acts of leadership by Philippine local governments, workplaces, and establishments promoting active mobility among their constituencies, customers, employees, and communities.

In collaboration with civic groups and local partners, the awards aim to inspire action, involvement, and coordination among local government units, workplaces, and establishments who want to improve conditions for urban mobility. This is our way of accelerating and mobilizing support for government’s programs promoting active transport and inclusive mobility. We aim to recognize leaders – those who have been contributing to the movement early-on and those who have been responsive to the changing times by offering forward-looking ideas that help embrace cycling and other means of inclusive, active mobility.. Build, build, build is not the responsibility alone of the government. We believe business establishments, local governments, and heads of workplaces have an essential role to play in development programs where the ultimate aim is not defined by scale or size but the impact on working households in the country.

Through public online nominations, the Mobility Awards can help promote a culture of feedback, data generation, and collaboration in developing standards and enabling public support for acts of leadership in government and the private sector.

The awards will help cities advance the aspirations of the majority of Filipinos by elevating the value of inclusive mobility, addressing pollution, while rewarding business establishments and workplaces with public recognition they can benefit from. For businesses, the Mobility Awards will not only highlight but add robust value to their brand and help provide a boost during the pandemic-induced economic crisis. For government offices, the awards will help generate public support and pride in ways that help LGU leaders convey third-party generated recognition of accomplishments directly to their constituencies.


Bicycle-friendly cities (local government units), workplaces, and establishments can be awarded with Katipunan, Gold, Silver and Bronze ranks, determined by a panel of distinguished guests and experts from ICSC, MNL Moves, Climate Reality Project, 350.Org Pilipinas, and Pinay Bike Commuter.

CategoryGeneral DescriptionSpecific list of eligible entries
Bicycle-Friendly CitiesCity local government units (CLGUs) that promote cycling as mode of transport in their cities.146 LGUs classified as cities can be nominated.
Bicycle-Friendly WorkplacesBusinesses, organizations, or institutions where the bike-friendly initiatives are catered for the employees.
  • Private offices
  • Government offices
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Mixed-use office buildings (live, work, and play developments)
  • Co-working spaces
  • Factories/Production Plants
Bicycle-Friendly Establishments
Business corporations where the motivation for bike-friendly initiatives are catered mainly to the needs of its customers.Large Establishments
Refer to Large Corporations ie:

  • Medical Institutions
  • Restaurants Groups/ Companies or Fast-food chainsHotel and lodging
  • Entertainment/Recreational establishments
  • Real estate developments ("live, work and play" estate development and condominium)
  • Commercial banks/Financial Institutions
  • Train stations/public transport terminals
  • Religious Institutions (Churches)

Stand-Alone Establishments
Refer to Small to medium businesses (SMBs) ie:
  • Local restaurants/cafe shops, bars, food stalls
  • Hair and beauty salons
  • Dental clinics, medical centers, pharmacies
  • Small retail shops

Padyak Power to the People! Awards: Siklista ng Bayan AwardsInnovative and exemplary individuals who use bicycles or cargo bikes as main means and mode of transport for their livelihood or a central feature of their enterprise; Ie: Trisikad/ pedicab drivers, errand-cyclist, newspaper messenger, coffee/ sago/ fish cycling cart vendors.
Padyak Power to the People! Awards: Padyak Champion (Delivery Couriers)Outstanding cyclist messengers and delivery riders in participating delivery courier businesses. Ie: Grab, Lalamove, Foodpanda, etc..


All nominations will be evaluated and ranked according to the 5 I’s that are consistent in making great places for bicycling.

  • Infrastructure – level of presence of physical infrastructure or end-of-trip facilities dedicated to bicycle users (i.e. bike racks, storage areas, free tap refill water stations, changing rooms, showers).
  • Integration – level and variety of programs, policies, and plans that enable cycling, promote safety, and support the well-being of active mobility commuters such as education initiatives that aim to increase public awareness of car drivers to respect bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Implementation – of programs and policies that maintain the safety and well-being of cyclists.
  • Innovation – weighs in creative solutions and approaches that promote active cycling and walking and utilizes cycling and walking as an enabler for addressing other urban development challenges. This criteria takes into consideration how solutions are designed and adapted based on current capacities (ie: culture, age, size, location, type of industry). This enables us to determine the level of commitment of LGUs/businesses despite existing limitations.
  • Inclusivity – measures the extent of how accessible and welcoming the bike-friendly infrastructure and programs are to a diverse group of populations such as inexperienced cyclists, PWDs, children, women, and the elderly.

Ranking System

The awards are annual and will monitor ways in which previous winners have improved or regressed or remained stagnant. This means ranks can increase in level and can also be reduced annually depending on the improvement or decline of bicycle-friendly ardor, initiatives and facilities among government offices, workplaces, and establishments. Nominees will be accordingly ranked every year under the following rank classifications: Katipunan, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

The Katipunan award is the highest rank attainable in the Mobility Awards. It signifies truly transformational efforts initiated and/or adopted by a city, workplace or business establishment in providing and encouraging their constituencies, employees, or customers to adopt and/or maintain bicycle commuting as a mainstream mode of transport, and in making cities pedestrian-friendly. The Katipunan award is inspired by the revolutionary ideals of Katipuneros in uniting Filipinos, securing genuine freedom, and advancing social justice. The Katipunan award emulates these same goals but in the context of gaining independence from fossil fuels and promoting the mobility needs of the majority of our people. It seeks to unite Filipinos behind the ideal that asks our government to prioritize moving people, not cars, and by pointing to public transportation as an effective, pragmatic indicator of democracy in the country.

Katipunan awardees will receive an artist-designed trophy that symbolizes leadership, excellence, and strong commitment in enabling bicycle-friendly communities. The Katipunan category is the most difficult achievement. It can be won two ways: reaching a perfect score grade or if a business, workplace or LGU entity wins three consecutive Gold awards. The Katipunan award can also be withdrawn if winners fail to maintain levels of support for active mobility responsible for their previous wins.

RateBicycle-Friendly CityBicycle-Friendly Workplace, Large Establishment, and Stand-Alone Establishment
Katipunan (5)A city that has well-designed streets and protected networks of bicycle lanes and sidewalks that provide a high degree of connectivity and safe, continuous movement for cyclists and intermodal travel.

Similarly, it has a strong culture of road sharing owing to well-implemented bicycle-friendly policies and effective bicycle programs. These programs typically allow for the provision of bicycle-friendly amenities such as bicycle parking and storage, and green spaces (ie. recreational parks) throughout the city.

The city shows continuous effort towards enabling cyclists and pedestrians together with the maintenance and improvement of cycling infrastructure and bicycle-programs. Moreover, the city has consistently demonstrated innovative ways to promote inclusive, active mobility.
Workplaces and/or establishments have provided a wide range of bicycle services and amenities for customers and/or staff.

They are proactive in promoting cycling as a mode of transport through outstanding bicycle-friendly programs and incentive schemes.

The workplace and/or establishment have consistently demonstrated innovative and creative ways to promote inclusive, active mobility.
Gold (Score Grade of 4-4.5)The City has safe and effective cycling connections that promote continuity of movement and intermodality.

The City has provided dedicated infrastructure for cycling such as bike parkings, shaded and well-lighted bike lanes, and bike repair stations most especially in public spaces such as government offices and buildings.

The City has an inclusive and people-oriented approach on streetscaping and design and has integrated cycling into city development plans.

The City effectively implements bicycle-friendly programs and supportive policies promoting bicycle commuting as a reliable and preferred mode of transport, and has established a clear monitoring system.
The workplace and/or establishment provide a broad variety of end-user bike facilities and amenities (around or more than five) for their respective customers, clientele, and employees. Most basic examples of crucial facilities include dedicated and secure parking for bicycles, changing rooms, and bike repair stations.

The workplace and/or business establishment has corporate sponsorship programs that encourage cycling to work such as bike shares and loan programs.

The workplace and/or establishment provides a good amount of incentives that encourage both customers and employees to cycle.
Silver (Score Grade of 3-3.5)The City has established a mix of both conventional and protected bike lanes.

The City that has bicycle-friendly policies and programs set in place that aim to ensure the safety of cyclists.
Workplace and/or establishments provide secure and convenient bicycle parking along with one or two other convenient bicycle amenities (such as bike storage, changing room, bike repair station) that encourage their workers, customers, and clientele to bicycle.
Bronze (Score Grade of 1-2.5)The City has available conventional bicycle lanes in some parts of the city.

The City that has bicycle-friendly policies and programs set in place but are not consistent and strongly implemented.
Workplace and/or establishment encourage bicycling as a mode of transport by providing bicycle parking that encourages their workers, customers, and clientele to bicycle.