Nominations Open for Golden Mode Awards 2017!

Golden Modes Nominations are Open!

Annually, we recognize individuals, employers & organizations committed to promoting sustainable transportation, improving our environment and reducing tra­ffic. Last year we added developers and property manager awards, too. Please take a few minutes to nominate an individual or company to let them know their dedication to smart commuting is appreciated – you can even nominate yourself! In fact, we encourage it!

Nominating is quick and easy. We only need contact information and a short description of why your nominee deserves to win. Winners will be recognized at the 2017 Golden Modes Award Ceremony on November 9th.

Nominate online or review each category and use the links below. Nominations close Monday, July 31.

Click to Nominate a Commuter: Recognize someone who is committed to getting to work/school without driving alone. Awards include:

  • Golden Spoke – for bicyclists
  • Golden Ticket – for transit riders
  • Golden Sneaker – for walkers, runners, skateboarders, roller skaters…
  • Pool Party Award – for carpoolers & vanpoolers
  • Multimode Innovator – for those using a combination of modes to travel

Click to Nominate an Employer or Employer Transportation Coordinator: Recognize an employer or staff member that offers excellent commuter benefits. Awards include:

  • Employer Commute Champion – employer that offers top-tier commuter benefits and facilities
  • Employer Commute Honors – employer with most improved commuter benefits over the past year (July 2016 – June 2017)
  • ETC Honors –a workplace coordinator who shows a commitment to smart commuting and takes exemplary efforts to encourage employees to do the same.


Click to Nominate a Community Champion: Community Impact Honors recognize a volunteer group, community organization, individual advocate or community event that has made a meaningful contribution to or impact on improving regional transportation options – whether through partnerships, planning, education or awareness.

Click to Nominate a Golden Placemaker: We recognize that all of the locations a commuter visits as part of their life impact the ability to choose sustainable travel options, not just their workplace. This Golden Modes Award recognizes developers & property managers who are enabling tenants, residents, or visitors to participate in daily life by providing or supporting practical alternatives to private car use. We would like to acknowledge those who have built new, retrofitted, or added to their location over time so that it is designed to encourage biking, walking, use of public transportation, and ridesharing such as carpooling – even if that is through including on-site options such as daycare, dry cleaning or grocery stores so a visitor or resident can reduce the number of trips they have to make.

Want a little inspiration? You can see videos of last year’s winners from all categories online.

Thank you for your support! Each year we rotate the Golden Modes Awards Ceremony to a new Triangle location. We look forward to seeing you in Wake County on November 9th! More details to come!