sustrans.org.uk Archives - 28 March 2017, Tuesday

  • News

    sustrans.org.uk 22 Mar '17, 5pm

    Sustrans Scotland is showing how tourism businesses across the country can do more to cater for cycle tourists, after research revealed the sector was valued at £345 million to the Scottish economy...

  • The incredible value of cycling and walking goes beyond economic benefits

    sustrans.org.uk 17 Mar '17, 5pm

    There is a growing evidence base setting out the economic benefits of active travel. A new report suggests that cycling is worth €500 billion to the European economy, with another report calculating the value of active travel to the UK economy at £14 billion. As we await the funding s...

  • We have become car blind

    sustrans.org.uk 17 Mar '17, 12pm

    Let me be blunt. We have a problem. That problem is a result of placing cars at the centre of planning over the past 60 years - we’ve built our society around the car to such an extent, we can’t see beyond them anymore. People are in love with them and politicians are afraid of them. ...

  • We have become car blind

    sustrans.org.uk 15 Mar '17, 1pm

    Let me be blunt. We have a problem. That problem is a result of placing cars at the centre of planning over the past 60 years - we’ve built our society around the car to such an extent, we can’t see beyond them anymore. People are in love with them and politicians are afraid of them. ...

  • We urge Local Authorities to prioritise #cycling & #walking to reduce urban congestion #Budget2017

    Our response to budget announcement of £690 million to tackle urban congestion |

    sustrans.org.uk 08 Mar '17, 4pm

    Today the Chancellor announced £690 million competition for English councils to tackle congestion and get networks moving again, as part of his Spring Budget Statement. Responding, Rachel White, our Senior Policy and Political Advisor at Sustrans, said: “We broadly welcome the announc...

  • Has your school applied to join the Active Journeys programme yet? Find out more & apply here:

    Active Journeys in Wales

    sustrans.org.uk 07 Mar '17, 12pm

    Our Active Journeys programme is an exciting initiative for schools who wish to see more of their pupils choosing an active and healthy journey to school. Increasing the number of children who regularly walk, cycle or scoot to school has numerous benefits including: increased physical...

  • Greener Greenways

    sustrans.org.uk 06 Mar '17, 10am

    Derby Canal Path and Cloud Trail (Route 6). This route follows the River Derwent from Derby to Worthington and Cloud Quarry.The greener greenway is between Sinfin Moor Lane, Derby and Breedon Lane, Worthington. Harby to Lincoln (Route 64). This old railway line takes you from the Nott...

  • Wildlife volunteer, Sefton Meadow

    sustrans.org.uk 05 Mar '17, 10pm

    Are you passionate about protecting wildlife and looking for an opportunity to help to encourage biodiversity in your area? We're looking for wildlife volunteers in Sefton Meadow to help improve and monitor biodiversity along our routes. Sefton Meadows in Maghull, the beginning of the...

  • Why Sustrans supports 20mph limits

    Why Sustrans supports 20mph limits

    sustrans.org.uk 03 Mar '17, 4pm

    As an organisation which supports and promotes cycling and walking, Sustrans Scotland welcomes Edinburgh City Council’s introduction of 20mph speed limits to areas of the capital. There is no doubt, and ample evidence worldwide, that 20mph streets are a vital step to keep towns and ci...

  • Volunteer ride leaders for leisure cycle rides, Lanarkshire

    sustrans.org.uk 27 Feb '17, 9pm

    Would you like to help get more local people out on their bikes? We're looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers in Lanarkshire to help out with led cycle-rides for local people. The cycle-rides will be weekend leisure rides or 10 or 20 miles aimed at families, people returning...

  • Great idea! If you want to help improve your local cycle network you can sponsor a mile here:

    Sponsor a mile

    sustrans.org.uk 26 Feb '17, 2pm

    The chance to upload a photo and message telling everyone about your chosen mile (if you're giving a gift, your message goes direct to the recipient) An exclusive sponsors certificate One of our 'I love the NCN' fridge magnets Email updates about what's new on the Network Show the wor...

  • Policy Scan

    sustrans.org.uk 26 Feb '17, 10am

    (16/02/17) In the week that London’s first ever full time Walking and Cycling Commissioner starts his new role, Will Norman has joined with the Mayor of London in outlining a long-term vision to help encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle, by making London’s streets healthier, saf...

  • Taxi trial in bus lanes 'a setback for cycling' in #Belfast @Sustrans response

    criticises taxis in Belfast bus lanes trial

    sustrans.org.uk 16 Feb '17, 4pm

    Sustrans has criticised the sudden decision by the Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister to allow taxis into bus lanes in Belfast. The Department for Infrastructure announced today that it will allow taxis to use bus lanes for a trial period of 12 weeks starting from Monday 20 Febr...

  • Will #2017 be the year of #cycling and walking? A specific point of view from the UK @sustrans

    Will 2017 be the year of cycling and walking?

    sustrans.org.uk 16 Feb '17, 12pm

    With a new year comes new hope and new opportunities for putting cycling and walking at the heart of decision making throughout the UK. The tide seems to be turning with increased priority being given to cycling and walking by national and local governments. Last year welcome steps fo...

  • The moment I realised why I love cycling and walking

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Feb '17, 8am

    I’ve always thought of cycling as a means to an end. For the last ten years I've been cycling on a daily basis to get from A to B. Personal bests or gruelling 80-mile rides at the weekend aren’t for me. Because of this mentality, it never occurred to me that I actually loved walking a...

  • "Cycling resets any emotional imbalance and I want that for everyone"

    Escape – Lee Craigie’s inner journey along the Caledonia Way | Sustrans

    sustrans.org.uk 02 Feb '17, 9pm

    Lee Craigie of The Adventure Syndicate shares her short film about cycling the Caledonia Way. "I was inspired to make this film with Sustrans because I'm reminded daily of the positive, emotion regulating effects that cycling and outdoor exercise can have on the mind. It's so easy to ...

  • Cycling / walking to work can help achieve your weekly recommended amount of physical activity

    Cycling or walking to work is great for your health: here’s why |

    sustrans.org.uk 29 Jan '17, 9am

    Only 66% of men and 56% of women in England claim to meet the recommended amount of physical activity per week. As this is self-reported the actual figure may be even lower. That’s a lot of us who know we should be doing more to look after our health. Keeping active can set you up for...

  • The incredible value of cycling and walking goes beyond economic benefits

    sustrans.org.uk 10 Jan '17, 1pm

    There is a growing evidence base setting out the economic benefits of active travel. A new report suggests that cycling is worth €500 billion to the European economy, with another report calculating the value of active travel to the UK economy at £14 billion. As we await the funding s...

  • Need some #mondaymotivation Why not sign up to #BigPedal Visit:

    Olympian cyclist backs our wheely big school challenge

    sustrans.org.uk 09 Jan '17, 11am

    Families across the country are being invited to get involved in The Big Pedal 2017 - our national challenge to get more young people cycling and scooting to school, backed by double Olympic gold medallist cyclist Joanna Rowsell Shand. The Big Pedal 2017, which runs from Monday 20 to ...

  • Cycling & walking an important part of solution for cleaner air - our response on #airpollution

    Cycling and walking an important part of solution for cleaner air

    sustrans.org.uk 06 Jan '17, 5pm

    Today London's air breached the legal air pollution limit for the capital, just five days into January. We are warning that this is further evidence there has never been a more important time to shift short journeys away from cars and towards walking and cycling. “ There has never bee...

  • Find out how switching her commute to cycling transformed one woman's health:

    Cycling to work: My path to health and happiness

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Jan '17, 10am

    Lorreine started cycling the 12 mile round trip between Watford and Hemel Hempstead two years ago. She now rides her bike to work at least three times a week come rain or shine and wouldn’t want to commute any other way. Regular cycling has helped her to totally change her lifestyle. ...

  • Did Santa deliver a bike for your kids this year? Here's our top tips to ensure it's a gift for life.

    9 ways to make a bike a gift for life, not just Christmas

    sustrans.org.uk 26 Dec '16, 3pm

    Getting a bike for Christmas is often the highlight of a youngster’s childhood. But once the wrapping paper is off and the initial excitement is waning, what can you do to help make sure your child makes the best use of this new gift? With a little encouragement, riding a bike can bec...

  • The incredible value of cycling and walking goes beyond economic benefits

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Dec '16, 5pm

    There is a growing evidence base setting out the economic benefits of active travel. A new report suggests that cycling is worth €500 billion to the European economy, with another report calculating the value of active travel to the UK economy at £14 billion. As we await the funding s...

  • We're transforming walking & cycling along Scotland's canals, find out more at

    Community Links grant programme

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Dec '16, 3pm

    Our Application Portal will be open to receiving applications for the 2017/18 round of the Community Links Programme from the 11th of January 2017. The initial deadline for submissions will be on the 17th of February 2017 and successful applications will be announced by the end of Apr...

  • We teamed up with @metoffice to bust some of the myths around cycling and the weather:

    Five myths about cycling and bad weather

    sustrans.org.uk 14 Dec '16, 9am

    As Brits we love to talk about the weather. But even with all that chatter there's a lot of misinformation out there, particularly about cycling and the weather. We wanted to look at some of the myths about bad weather and cycling to see if they're really true. To do this we got some ...

  • We're asking @SadiqKhan to ban diesel cars from #London by 2025. #Airpollution

    Make London diesel-free: an open letter to Sadiq Khan

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Dec '16, 11am

    Sustrans has joined 10 other organisations in signing a letter to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan asking him to ban diesel cars by no later than 2025, to tackle air pollution in London. The call follows the recent announcement to ban diesel vehicles by Mayors of four global cities, such as...

  • Please support our vital winter maintenance across the Network

    sustrans.org.uk 09 Dec '16, 10am

    We have 2,500 volunteer rangers out on the Network this Christmas carrying out important maintenance tasks and helping prevent some of the damage that can be caused by bad weather. With organised group days, our volunteers can tackle a wide range of activities and cover large stretche...

  • London to receive Danish levels of cycling investment

    Mayor to fund London cycling to Danish levels

    sustrans.org.uk 05 Dec '16, 11am

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today set out a commitment to invest record levels in cycling over his term. This amounts to £17 per head per annum – a similar level to that spent in Denmark and parts of the Netherlands. The Transport for London (TfL) Business Plan commitment of ...

  • Please support our vital winter maintenance across the Network

    sustrans.org.uk 24 Nov '16, 4pm

    We have 2,500 volunteer rangers out on the Network this Christmas carrying out important maintenance tasks and helping prevent some of the damage that can be caused by bad weather. With organised group days, our volunteers can tackle a wide range of activities and cover large stretche...

  • Autumn Statement is a missed opportunity to deliver an economy that works for all

    Autumn Statement is a missed opportunity to deliver an economy that works for all

    sustrans.org.uk 23 Nov '16, 3pm

    Today’s Autumn Statement was another in a long line of missed opportunities by the UK Government to support low-income households with investments to improve local travel choice with alternatives to car travel such as cycling and walking. Investing in infrastructure The Chancellor’s a...