Created to fill the need for a secure space of physical activity, the Faxinal Soturno cycleway in Brazil also helps reduce pedestrian crashes.
Public spaces, like this one in Mexico, have an important role in building and improving community. Photo by Dani Simons.
One of the two winners of the Physical Activity and Recreation category, Gymnastics in the Third Age, works to improve the quality of life for senior citizens.
The winner of the sustainability category, Urban Cycle Trainers, works to integrate new bicyclists into traffic and promote cycling as a mode of transport in Xalapa, Mexico.
Active Cities, Healthy Cities had the highest number of registered projects this year since the contest was created in 2005.