sustrans.org.uk Archives - 20 December 2014, Saturday

  • responds to government announcement of £214 million investment in cycling |

    sustrans.org.uk 27 Nov '14, 10am

    Charity Sustrans has welcomed today’s announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg of £214 million for cycling in England but warned there must be a long-term commitment to dedicated funding for walking and cycling. Sustrans chief executive Malcolm Shepherd said: “This is an inval...

  • Planning your Christmas shopping this weekend? A guide to shopping by bike this Christmas:

    Going to town this Christmas – a guide to shopping by bike |

    sustrans.org.uk 22 Nov '14, 8am

    Most of us don’t have a sleigh to carry our Christmas gifts on, or to fly us home over the car clogged roads full of grumpy Christmas shoppers. But whilst flying Reindeer may be hard to come by, we’ve got the perfect answer to whizzing past the traffic jams and avoiding bumper to bump...

  • Lords to vote to halt decline in #cycling and #walking investment:

    Lords to vote to halt decline in cycling and walking investment

    sustrans.org.uk 03 Nov '14, 10am

    The House of Lords could take the first steps towards halting the decline in funding for walking and cycling today, as it considers an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill proposed by six national organisations. The Infrastructure Bill , which the government hopes to make law by March...

  • The benefits of family cycling

    sustrans.org.uk 22 Oct '14, 7am

    Children love cycling - it's fast and fun, and gives them freedom and independence to get around. And you don’t need to wait until your kids are old enough to ride themselves to start enjoying the benefits of cycling as a family. Whether you were a keen cyclist before you had children...

  • Project Officer, Glasgow

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Oct '14, 8am

    The many exciting challenges of this role include supporting the delivery of a partnership initiative with Glasgow City Council which is aimed at developing proposals and outline designs for the completion of a cohesive city-wide active travel network including infrastructure as a leg...

  • #London architects team up in support of "Crossrail" for the bike: @SustransLondon #space4cycling

    Leading London architects team up in support of Crossrail for the bike

    sustrans.org.uk 11 Oct '14, 9am

    London’s top architects in consort with walking and cycling charity Sustrans team up to pledge support for Transport for London’s latest Cycle Superhighways plans. In a letter to the Mayor, Richard Rogers and Terry Farrell, among other key architects of some of London’s most iconic bu...

  • It's #CycleToWorkDay next week! Have you pledged? @cycletoworkday

    Pledge your support for Cycle to Work Day

    sustrans.org.uk 30 Aug '14, 10am

    The UK is seeing a steady increasing in the number of commuting journeys made my bike. Factors such as rising fuel and travel costs and a growing consciousness of the importance of keeping fit and healthy are encouraging more people to take to two wheels. There are a host of benefits ...

  • Cycling with kids

    sustrans.org.uk 02 Aug '14, 10am

    Children love cycling - it's fast and fun, and gives them freedom and independence to get around. And you don’t need to wait until your kids are old enough to ride themselves to start enjoying the benefits of cycling as a family.

  • High-quality traffic-free routes encourage more walking and cycling

    sustrans.org.uk 18 Jul '14, 11am

    The provision of new, high-quality, traffic-free cycling and walking routes in local communities has encouraged more people to get about by foot and by bike, according to a new study published today in the American Journal of Public Health. Two years after new routes were developed by...

  • The National Cycle Network sees an increase of 50 million extra journeys.

    The National Cycle Network sees increase of 50 million extra journeys

    sustrans.org.uk 16 Jul '14, 8am

    Last year saw an extra 50 million journeys made on the National Cycle Network , a 7% increase on 2012, according to our report released today. The report, ‘Millions of people on the move ’, reveals that walkers and cyclists made 748 million journeys on the National Cycle Network in 20...

  • Senior Project Officer, Infrastructure, Northern Ireland

    sustrans.org.uk 13 Jul '14, 2pm

    The many exciting challenges of this role include the delivery of a programme of infrastructure improvements for cyclists and walkers across Northern Ireland which will initially include two projects within our Active School Travel programme. This will also involve co-ordinating infra...

  • Project Support Officer, North East Projects

    sustrans.org.uk 13 Jul '14, 8am

    Sustrans is seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to support the delivery of a variety of Smarter Choices projects which are designed to promote active travel in communities, workplaces and education establishments throughout Tyne & Wear and to support the development o...

  • #FACT There are more than 14,500 miles of safe, traffic-free routes & cycle paths across the UK @s…

    National Cycle Network

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Jul '14, 6pm

    We’ve put together some fantastic routes which give you all the information you need to get going. Some of the best tourist attractions and green spaces are within easy reach of Sustrans’ National Cycle Network. And by travelling there on foot or by bike, you can make the journey as m...

  • The social conundrum of 20mph compliance by @SarahAlexToy: #SafeToSchool

    The social conundrum of 20mph compliance

    sustrans.org.uk 11 Jul '14, 4pm

    If you ask people if they want their neighbourhood streets to be quieter, safer and child-friendly, and have 20mph limits, more than two thirds say yes. People recognise that slower speeds will help make their neighbourhood quieter, safer and child-friendly. However, many of these sam...

  • New roundabout in Bedford to improve cycle safety

    sustrans.org.uk 28 Jun '14, 6am

    A new, safer roundabout at Union Street in Bedford has been given the go ahead by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill MP. This scheme is supported by the government’s Cycle Safety Fund and follows detailed discussions on the original proposals wit...

  • New roundabout in Bedford to improve cycle safety

    sustrans.org.uk 27 Jun '14, 9pm

    A new, safer roundabout at Union Street in Bedford has been given the go ahead by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill MP. This scheme is supported by the government’s Cycle Safety Fund and follows detailed discussions on the original proposals wit...

  • Join Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride tomorrow and enjoy the sun on two wheels:

    Bristol's Biggest Bike Ride

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Jun '14, 7pm

    Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride is back this year and looks to be bigger than ever, celebrating its 21st Birthday and joining up with Big Green Week for some fantastic activities on College Green. Come and enjoy a fun day with a choice of 4 routes ranging from 9 to 38 miles, sharing traff...

  • Find out where you can hire bikes along some of Wales' best cycle routes @sustrans @visitwales

    Make Hay and Hire while the Sun Shines on Wales

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Jun '14, 7am

    With the holiday season fast approaching, you might be plotting where to go for those summer holiday weeks and sunny weekend outings. If you’re not staying local then hiring bikes is a great option to get outside and make the most of the British summertime. Cycle hire is readily avail...

  • Lon Las Cymru (South) - Map

    sustrans.org.uk 20 Jun '14, 4pm

    Clicking on a route will show you a popup box with the route name/number If there are more details about the selected route, a link will display Places of interest You can view destinations by ticking boxes in the map key Pinpoints will appear when you zoom in to the map These busines...

  • Moving more and sitting less is an important way of dealing with #stress: #MHW14

    Moving more and sitting less is an important way of dealing with stress

    sustrans.org.uk 10 Jun '14, 7am

    About the author: Stuart Biddle is Professor of Physical Activity & Health at the School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences at Loughborough University. He's also Executive Director of Academic & Research for the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity & Health...

  • School run costs parents £2 billion |

    sustrans.org.uk 10 Jun '14, 7am

    Parents who drive their children to school could save on average £642 a year[i] . Collectively parents across Britain could save a staggering £2 billion if they ditched the car and instead cycled or walked to school[ii] . These figures are revealed during Sustrans' annual Bike to Scho...

  • Saddle up for #BikeToSchoolWeek: #SafeToSchool

    Saddle up for Bike to School Week

    sustrans.org.uk 09 Jun '14, 8am

    Bike to School Week is back for another year, encouraging children and adults to cycle to school between 9-13th June. “ Cycling to school is a fantastic way for everyone in the family to become active and healthier together ” - Philip Insall, Sustrans' Health Director Nearly half of c...

  • It’s #BikeToSchoolWeek. Why not get involved at and help make the school run safer #SafeToSchool

    Bike to School Week

    sustrans.org.uk 09 Jun '14, 7am

    Bike to School Week 2014 runs between 9-13 June (14-22 in Northern Ireland) and is an opportunity to celebrate all the fantastic things schools have achieved throughout the UK to encourage cycling all year round. This year we are delighted to be supported by Halfords who are running a...

  • Twice as many children cycling to school as a year ago - nice one @sustrans

    Twice as many children cycling to school than a year ago

    sustrans.org.uk 06 Jun '14, 2pm

    New survey results from Sustrans reveal that in a year, cycling to school has doubled from 8.2 – 16.6 per cent in schools where the charity has been working. 39.4 per cent of pupils cycle to school at least a few times a year - the percentage reporting they ‘never’ cycle to school dec...

  • Rye Lane Sun signs start of community festival for Peckham:

    Rye Lane Sun signs start of community festival for Peckham

    sustrans.org.uk 02 Jun '14, 9am

    As part of this year’s Chelsea Fringe , we’re launching four exciting community street design trials in Peckham. On 7th June, four pockets will be open for the public who will have the opportunity to transform Rye Lane by creating street art, working in the community garden and using ...

  • New blogpost about the barriers that adults have put up between children and the outdoors: #SafeToScho…

    The barriers that adults have put up between children and the outdoors

    sustrans.org.uk 22 May '14, 4pm

    When I was a child I was so in love with the mystery, excitement and solitude of the woods that every time I took a step inside, I became unreachable by the outside world. About the author Bethany Brown works for The Wild Network , a gathering of organisations united with a single aim...

  • Let’s move away from victim blaming and the right to speed, says guest blogger @Adrian4Davis #SafetoSc…

    Let’s move away from victim blaming and the right to speed |

    sustrans.org.uk 19 May '14, 2pm

    By the early 1970s Stop de Kindermoord had emerged in The Netherlands as an influential force. It had raised public and political consciousness as to the 400 plus child road traffic deaths a year, as mass motorisation within Dutch society took its toll. About the author Dr Adrian Davi...

  • @sustrans

    Together, we can make our streets safer

    sustrans.org.uk 13 May '14, 6am

    We believe that every child has the right to walk, cycle or scoot to school. We need government to: make dedicated funding available commit to lower traffic speeds transform local walking and cycling routes Together, we can make our streets safer. Write to your MP using our simple for...

  • Read our latest blogpost, all about our handbook for cycle-friendly design:

    Space for different cycling design guides

    sustrans.org.uk 02 May '14, 11am

    All too often UK infrastructure for cyclists is a poor compromise that fails to meet even the minimum standards in current guidance. By providing engineers with an understanding of cyclists needs and practical guidance, along with examples of UK best practice, in a readily accessible ...

  • We're launching the @Sustrans Handbook for cycle-friendly design: #cycling #infrastructure

    New Handbook for Cycle Friendly Design

    sustrans.org.uk 01 May '14, 9am

    We are delighted to be able to announce the publication of the Sustrans Handbook for Cycle Friendly Design , on the very latest in best practice design for encouraging active travel. The Handbook is the first in a library of guidance that Sustrans will make available throughout the re...