Bike Walk Macon announces 2022 Mobility Maker Award Winners

by | Jun 28, 2022 | Community News, Mayor, News

From Bike Walk Macon– Bike Walk Macon hosted its second annual Mobility Maker Awards and Member Party on Thursday, June 23 at Fall Line Brewing Co. This event celebrates some of Macon’s most dedicated sustainable transportation advocates accompanied by a presentation showcasing the organization’s accomplishments in creating a more bikeable, walkable, and livable Macon-Bibb County in the past year. Awards are given in the following categories: Partnership Award, Volunteer of the Year Award, Government Department Award, Business Award, Impact Award, and Mobility Champion Award.

  • ●  The Partnership Award goes to a group that stood through their partnership with Bike Walk Macon. Big Wieght Entertainment received the Partnership Award for their dedicated support of Open Streets Macon in the past two years.
  • ●  The Volunteer of the Year Award goes to a person or group that stood out through their volunteerism with Bike Walk Macon. Weston Stroud was celebrated as one of Bike Walk Macon’s most dedicated volunteers who also served as the organization’s Board President in 2021.
  • ●  This Government Department Award goes to a government leader or organization who has made a tremendous impact in making Macon more walkable, bikeable, and livable. The Macon Transit Authority was recognized for implementing community-minded facilities and programs to create a more connected and sustainable Macon.
  • ●  This Business Award goes to the business that has done the most in the past year to advance biking and walking in Macon-Bibb County. Atrium Health Navicent was recognized for their monthly Walk With A Doc event that encourages people to walk more while also learning about their health and meeting new people.
  • ●  The Impact Award goes to the most innovative sustainable transportation project or initiative in the past year. This award was given to Macon-Bibb County for passing the Complete Streets Policy Ordinance in June 2021. Mayor Lester Miller, Commissioner Elaine Lucas, and the Pedestrian Safety Reivew Board were specifically acknowledged for their role in passing the ordinance and advocating for the importance of planning, designing, and installing safe infrastructure for all modes of transportation.
  • ●  The Mobility Champion Award goes to an individual who has done the most to move the needle toward creating streets and communities for people, and not just for cars. This award was given to Bill Causey for his role in designing and transforming many of Macon’s most iconic public spaces and the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail during his time at Macon-Bibb County Engineering and in the years following his retirement.

Recent News

Cadence Bank donates to Brookdale Resource Center

Cadence Bank donates to Brookdale Resource Center

“It’s such a success story, we’re proud to play a small part of it,” says Cadence Bank Georgia Regional President Spencer Strickland of a $5,000 donation made to the Brookdale Resource Center through the United Way of Central Georgia.   The Brookdale Resource Center...

Staff Spotlight: Robert McCord

Staff Spotlight: Robert McCord

Our Emergency Management Agency (EMA) works around the clock to make sure Macon-Bibb is prepared in the event of an emergency. Whether it’s a pandemic, a weather event, or other dangerous situations – our team of highly educated and experienced professionals are...

Football and cheerleading registration extended

Football and cheerleading registration extended

Are you interested in signing your child up for football and cheerleading season? There is still time to do so! The Recreation Department extended registration another week.  The Recreation Department is looking for 4-year-old flag football players, tackle football...

Preventing violence and guiding kids through Project 32

Preventing violence and guiding kids through Project 32

Joseph Mann couldn’t stand to hear about another life lost due to violence in his community. It hurt him even more when his mentee and son’s friend was the 32nd homicide in Macon-Bibb County in 2020. Devaun Patton was more than just a number. He was a 16-year-old...

Macon Mental Health Matters to hold Pop-Up Gym Saturday

Macon Mental Health Matters to hold Pop-Up Gym Saturday

Macon Mental Health Matters (MMHM) is hosting another Mental Health Pop-Up Gym on Saturday, August 13, at Rosa Jackson Recreation Center (1211 Maynard Street).     The gym starts at 10:00 a.m. with yoga, followed by a drum circle at 11:00 a.m., and then mediation at...

Staff Spotlight: Deo Oliver

Staff Spotlight: Deo Oliver

The heat of the summer is prime time for mosquitos to get out and bother us. Thankfully, we’ve got a person and their team working most evenings to keep the bugs at bay, while keeping you and your pets safe. That, paired with a generous donation at Amerson River Park,...

School district holds safety summit for emergency response teams

School district holds safety summit for emergency response teams

On Thursday, July 27, the Bibb County School District held a Back-to-School Safety and Security Summit for its emergency responder partners to talk about the upcoming school year. They discussed school security plans, the roles of each agency, new communication...

Historic Vineville Neighborhood Association to hold cleanup

Historic Vineville Neighborhood Association to hold cleanup

On Saturday, August 6, the Historic Vineville Neighborhood Association (HVNA) is holding a community cleanup from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Volunteers are invited to meet at the corner of Roff and Clisby Avenues. Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful (KMBB) is supplying the...

Last Saturday for public pools

Last Saturday for public pools

This is the last weekend to enjoy four of our recreation department's public pools! Saturday, August 6, 2022 is the last day pools will be open this summer season. Memorial Park, South Bibb Recreation Center, Frank Johnson Community Center, and Booker T. Washington...

Walmart donates bikes, money to local organizations to support students

Walmart donates bikes, money to local organizations to support students

On Wednesday, August 3, Walmart donated bookbags of supplies and five bicycles to Unity-N-Community for its Macon Violence Prevention (MVP) program and $3,000 to Communities in Schools of Central Georgia (CIS). The donation was made at the Walmart on Harrison Road. ...