sustrans.org.uk Archives - 29 May 2017, Monday

  • Browse routes

    sustrans.org.uk 20 May '17, 8am

    An excellent cycle trip for a short holiday through some of Scotland's most celebrated towns and cities as well as beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside with breathtaking views of the Moray Firth coastline. Cycling from Aberdeen to Inverness via National Cycle Route 1 is a must for thos...

  • We have become car blind

    sustrans.org.uk 19 May '17, 7am

    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. ...

  • FREE cycle training & bike checks May-July in #Belfast. Don't miss!

    Free cycle training and bike checks

    sustrans.org.uk 18 May '17, 12pm

    Want to get on your bike but it’s been a while? Are you interested in free cycle training to improve your skills and confidence? Register for a free session of cycle training and a bike check in your area. The training offered is for all ages to undertake cycle skills in a fun environ...

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  • Planning your summer cycling? Check out our top coastal rides & explore Britain's beautiful seaside:

    Britain’s best coastal bike rides |

    sustrans.org.uk 18 May '17, 10am

    It depends on how you measure it but by most calculations Britain has over 11,000 miles of coastline. Its length and beauty have inspired many adventurers to try and circumnavigate the island in a variety of ways, including on foot, by kayak and by bike. If you’re not up for the chall...

  • We encourage a positive response to the consultation on 20mph streets in Scotland

    Have your say on 20mph in Scotland

    sustrans.org.uk 15 May '17, 7pm

    Sustrans Scotland is encouraging members of the public to respond positively to the consultation on introducing default 20mph speed limits in residential areas across the country. 20mph speed limits significantly improve safety, reduce traffic noise and make it more appealing for peop...

  • This week is UN Global Road Safety Week - read our guide to road safety for cyclists.

    Road safety for cyclists

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

    If you follow some simple road safety advice the roads don’t have to be a dangerous place to cycle. Many people say they are put off cycling because they don’t like the idea of cycling in traffic, but many cyclists use busy roads every day without any problems. That’s because they cyc...

  • Read how #cycling helps Sarah get the kids to school and herself to work on time every morning!

    School run and commuting: my secret to being on time

    sustrans.org.uk 09 May '17, 9am

    The secret to getting my kids to school and myself to work on time is my bicycle, says busy working mum Sarah Reid. Sarah works for the Public Health Agency in Belfast and has cycled to work for as long as she can remember. Now that she has two young children to take to primary school...

  • Is it time to give your #bike a little TLC after the winter months?

    How to clean your bike (and why you definitely need to)

    sustrans.org.uk 08 May '17, 12pm

    After a winter spent riding on wet and dirty roads with mud, grit and other debris being thrown up onto your bike it’s almost certainly in need of a good clean. Any dirt or grit that’s on the moving components of your bike can start to wear and damage them. You’ll also notice how much...

  • Scottish Local Authorities called upon to support Active Travel

    Scottish Local Authorities called upon to support Active Travel

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

    We, along with Cycling Scotland, Living Streets, Paths for All, Ramblers Scotland, Transform Scotland, We Are Cycling UK, recently wrote to the editors of all the national newspapers in Scotland outlining our views on active travel, ahead of the local council elections. Read our lette...

  • Our Sustrans journey

    sustrans.org.uk 02 May '17, 8am

    2017 marks 40 years of Sustrans and we’re immensely proud of what we’ve achieved so far. Since 1977 when a group of friends in Bristol formed an action group to challenge the growing dominance of cars on our streets we have been making journeys safer and empowering people to make trav...

  • Doncaster Greenway North - Map

    sustrans.org.uk 01 May '17, 8am

    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...

  • Cycling to work changed my life...

    Cycling to work changed my life

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

    We know that cycling to work can be quicker, healthier and cheaper than commuting by car, but sometimes need an extra bit of encouragement to give it a go. About the author: Toby Field - Toby bought a bike through the cycle to work scheme to lose weight and hasn't looked back. Website...

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  • Find out how much you can save by leaving the car at home for short trips

    Cycle and save

    sustrans.org.uk 27 Apr '17, 9am

    New study reveals Scots can save £2,000 a year by choosing cycling for their shortest journeys. Economic benefits of cycling Debate on the advantages of cycling over other forms of transport often centres on the health benefits of cycling both for the individual and society. Cycling k...

  • We make it easier for people to walk and cycle - introducing our new #strategy, 2017-22

    Making it easier for people to walk and cycle

    sustrans.org.uk 25 Apr '17, 1pm

    2017 marks 40 years of Sustrans. It also marks the next chapter in our history with the launch this month of a new five-year strategy responding to the challenges of today and setting out our vision for tomorrow. In 1977, a group called Cyclebag was formed in a pub in Bristol to chall...

  • Today we officially launch our new strategy - exciting times ahead!

    Our Strategy 2017-22

    sustrans.org.uk 25 Apr '17, 10am

    Since 1977, we have been making journeys safer and empowering people to make travel choices which are good for them, their neighbourhoods and the environment. However, we are faced with many challenges. The proportion of trips made by cycling remains stubbornly low at 2%. People want ...

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    Get spotting spring wildlife

    sustrans.org.uk 22 Apr '17, 9am

    Springtime is the perfect time of year for spotting woodland plants and searching for frogs and toads. So get your wellies on, get out onto the National Cycle Network , and use our handy spotter guide to help you find wildlife you can’t see at any other time of year. We've chosen thes...

  • A milestone in the journey towards transforming England into a cycling and walking nation

    A milestone in the journey towards transforming England into a cycling and walking nation

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Apr '17, 10am

    With today’s launch of the first ever UK Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) we have reached a significant milestone along the path of making cycling and walking the natural choice for short journeys. The challenge now is to deliver the change needed locally an...

  • "The challenge now is to deliver the change needed"- @_XavierBrice_ responds to @transportgovuk #CWIS

    Our response to the publication of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Apr '17, 9am

    Government gives green light to cycling and walking - now the challenge is to deliver the change on the ground. Today (Friday 21 April) the Department for Transport (DfT) has published England’s first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) . Sustrans, together with a number of...

  • Why we think bike spaces on trains are important

    Why bike space on trains matters

    sustrans.org.uk 17 Apr '17, 8am

    Proposed reductions in bike space on trains work against a joined-up vision for cycling in Scotland. Under the latest proposals , cyclists with bikes on long-distance trains on any other than the first and last station on the route will find spaces halved from four to two. Abellio, th...

  • Browse routes

    sustrans.org.uk 16 Apr '17, 8am

    With hundreds of routes to choose from, the National Cycle Network is a great way to discover the UK. Whether you want to explore Northumberland’s coastline, conquer a Welsh mountain or experience the peaceful glens of Scotland, we’ve got the perfect route for you. To be inspired, fil...

  • From London to Paris by bike: read about this amazing cycle route:

    From London to Paris by bike: a tale of two cities

    sustrans.org.uk 11 Apr '17, 9am

    This fantastic long-distance route connects two of the world’s most iconic cities, both famed for their culture, architecture and history. Cycle the Avenue Verte route and you’ll journey from the glittering glass of the London Eye to the gothic buttresses of Notre Dame. Avenue Verte i...

  • Love cycling? Why not #getinvolved - Find out how you can #volunteer for @sustrans now!

    Volunteer

    sustrans.org.uk 10 Apr '17, 2pm

    Meet Tahera, our Community Volunteer Tahera is a Sustrans Community Volunteer in Bradford. She's been volunteering with us for three years, helping to encourage students at her university and the local community to travel by foot and bike. Being a Sustrans volunteer Volunteering in yo...

  • Tune in: @Channel4News to feature our project that helps schools in Lambeth tackle #airpollution

    Lambeth schools tackle air pollution

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Apr '17, 3pm

    Ten primary schools in Lambeth are helping children plan their school routes to reduce exposure to poor air quality, as part of the Air-mazing Journeys project. Delivered by Sutrans, the project aims to help children, parents and teachers learn about air pollution and how to build wal...

  • Planning a holiday cycle with the kids? We recommend some coastal rides for all the family. Tweet us for local rides

    Coastal rides for kids

    sustrans.org.uk 01 Apr '17, 8am

    Children and adults will both love to cycle along these fantastic seaside routes on our National Cycle Network . Offering brilliant views out over the sea we have chosen coastal routes that are largely traffic free and offer a range of things for kids to see and do. These family frien...

  • Bike Life - Making urban movement more efficient

    sustrans.org.uk 30 Mar '17, 9am

    This blog is the first of a series linked to the Bike Life project exploring how we need to better make the case for cycling and walking in cities. Bike Life works with seven cities across the UK to report and share progress towards making cycling an attractive and everyday means of t...

  • Is congestion and cycling a chicken and egg question? #cycling

    Cycling in cities

    sustrans.org.uk 29 Mar '17, 11am

    "Which needs to come first, an increase in cycling to reduce congestion, or a decrease in congestion to increase cycling?", asks Will Haynes, our head of built environment. Sustainable urban transport systems are about enabling people, and goods, to move around as efficiently (and as ...

  • 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. ...