sustrans.org.uk Archives - 10 December 2016, Saturday

  • 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...

  • What's your #MondayMotivation to get on your bike now the weather's colder?

    How I learned to love winter bike commuting

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Nov '16, 10am

    After a lovely dry summer I had my first experience of cycling to work and getting well and truly drenched in what feels like a long time. It got me thinking about the winter ahead and how hard it can be to motivate yourself to leave your cosy bed and jump on your bike on the winter m...

  • Bike Life

    sustrans.org.uk 18 Nov '16, 11am

    What does bike life mean to you? We're collaborating with seven cities in the UK to report on progress towards making cycling an attractive and everyday means of travel. Here are some of the results from this, the biggest survey ever conducted on attitudes to cycling in the UK. (Searc...

  • Our guest blogger Chris reflects on his change to commuting to work by bike:

    Chris Smith: Could Glasgow learn from the Tour de Yorkshire?

    sustrans.org.uk 17 Nov '16, 9am

    Glasgow based writer and our guest blogger Chris Smith, shares his views on cycle commuting in Glasgow: In the last few months, I’ve made the change from commuting by car to commuting by bicycle. Parking spaces are few and far between at my office. You could feed the meter at your per...

  • Walking and cycling are great ways to keep fit and healthy. Check out our list of health benefits:

    Health benefits of walking and cycling

    sustrans.org.uk 14 Nov '16, 3pm

    Getting out walking or cycling burns calories, gets your heart pumping and works your legs and abs. It can also lift your mood, put a smile on your face and improve your general health and wellbeing. Being inactive is a serious threat to our collective health – research shows that lac...

  • Why I still love cycling at 86

    sustrans.org.uk 13 Nov '16, 7am

    When I was around 70 I discovered Bicycle Belles, a local cycling group for women. The group was really good for all abilities as people would join who hadn’t touched a bike since school and we’d do rides up to 20 miles, which were fantastic. There would always be a back marker so you...

  • Lands End to John o'Groats: Join us for the ultimate challenge!

    Land's End to John o'Groats Challenge Ride

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Nov '16, 9am

    Join us for the ultimate challenge of cycling the full length of the UK. Covering 1,040 miles in 18 days (16 cycling days) you'll take in some of the best and most iconic routes the National Cycle Network has to offer - this Land's End to John o'Groats trip is not to be missed. This f...

  • Why I still love cycling at 86

    sustrans.org.uk 09 Nov '16, 3pm

    When I was around 70 I discovered Bicycle Belles, a local cycling group for women. The group was really good for all abilities as people would join who hadn’t touched a bike since school and we’d do rides up to 20 miles, which were fantastic. There would always be a back marker so you...

  • Here is how we can shape our streets to create lively, walkable, community-friendly environments.

    How we turn the vision of 'streets as places' into reality

    sustrans.org.uk 09 Nov '16, 3pm

    For too long city streets have been focussed on the car and prioritised moving vehicles around faster and more efficiently. We seem to have forgotten the human element in our cities. With people crowding into cities across the globe, space has become one of our most important assets -...

  • Winterproof your ride

    sustrans.org.uk 13 Oct '16, 8am

    Here are our top tips on how to stay happy and safe on your bike when cycling during the cold and icy winter months. This advice should help you winterproof your bike and your riding style to keep you pedalling all winter. Be seen Day or night, if you’re not sure if it’s dark enough f...

  • UK's first complete cycle map series complete!

    First complete UK map series

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Oct '16, 8pm

    We have completed the first series of cycle maps to cover the whole of the UK. The last four maps in a 56-map series of pocket guides were published this week. Together the maps cover all 14,000 miles of National Cycle Network, as well as other major routes such as the London Cycle Su...

  • London Mayor accelerates Bike Bridge

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Oct '16, 8am

    Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has today pledged to accelerate delivery of a walking and cycling bridge between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf following Sustrans campaign for a Bike Bridge. As early as 2020, thousands of Londoners could be making quick, clean and healthy trips across ...

  • Read our handy guide to riding with your kids

    Cycling with kids

    sustrans.org.uk 08 Oct '16, 9am

    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.

  • London Mayor accelerates Bike Bridge

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Oct '16, 11am

    Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has today pledged to accelerate delivery of Sustrans Bike Bridge , following our campaign for a bike bridge. As early as 2020, thousands of Londoners could be making quick, clean and healthy trips across the Thames on a bridge between Rotherhithe and t...

  • New cycle route opens in #Chesterfield

    New £1 million cycle route |

    sustrans.org.uk 03 Oct '16, 9am

    We've been celebrating the opening of a new £1 million cycle link in Chesterfield. This new cycle route means that the south west of the town, around Queens Park, is now connected to the railway station and Chesterfield FE College. Delivered in partnership with Derbyshire County Counc...

  • Improve cycling and walking in your community:https://t.co/sI5JUYulx6

    Improve cycling and walking in your community

    sustrans.org.uk 02 Oct '16, 11am

    Help improve cycling and walking in your local community Rebecca Evans AM, the Welsh Government Minister with responsibility for Active Travel, is using the launch of a new campaign by Wales’ leading walking and cycling organisations to urge people to have their say on how their commu...

  • Making healthy streets for people:

    Making healthy streets for people

    sustrans.org.uk 01 Oct '16, 11am

    We’ve been working with a community in east London on a project to make their streets heathier safer and help get community active. These projects are key to unlocking the health benefits that can come from living in a community that feels sociable, safe, and makes you want to spend t...

  • Steve Brooks joins us as National Director:

    Steve Brooks to join us as Wales Director

    sustrans.org.uk 26 Sep '16, 12pm

    We are delighted to announce that Steve Brooks will succeed Jane Lorimer as National Director for Sustrans Cymru. He will join us at the beginning of November 2016. Steve is well known in Wales for his high profile and impactful contributions to public affairs over a twenty year perio...

  • @LindaSGThiel says pop up play spaces challenge our ideas about streets. See @sustrans work

    Turning parking spaces into people spaces

    sustrans.org.uk 23 Sep '16, 2pm

    A low cost and portable solution to testing street design The street kit can be situated in a parking bay or on the carriageway, reclaiming space from motor vehicles. Due to its low cost and portable design it is hoped that the kit will be used to test the positioning of new public sp...

  • disability groups celebrate open access on Fallowfield Loop, MCR

    Disability groups celebrate open access

    sustrans.org.uk 22 Sep '16, 2pm

    People with disabilities, parents cycling with children, tandem riders, and standard bicycle riders have overwhelmingly welcomed a trial opening of barriers along our Fallowfield Loop , one of Greater Manchester’s most popular traffic-free paths. Throughout the summer we worked with F...

  • Check out our easy ways to reduce and slow down traffic in your street:

    How to reduce and slow down traffic in your street

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Sep '16, 8am

    Many residential streets have become dominated by cars and speeding traffic, meaning fewer people feel safe to walk and cycle so they end up using their cars, adding to congestion and pollution – a vicious cycle. But, there are ways you can change your street to make it quieter, clean...

  • Browse routes

    sustrans.org.uk 18 Sep '16, 8pm

    After following quiet roads from Balerno to East Calder, the highlight of this 14 mile route between Balerno and Bathgate is the Almondell and Calderwood Country Park where you can cycle right through the park between East Calder and Mid Calder and under the impressive railway viaduct...

  • Spot wildlife in your local area this autumn with our new guide

    Get spotting autumn wildlife

    sustrans.org.uk 17 Sep '16, 9am

    Autumn is a wonderful time of year to explore nature. Just wrap up warm, 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. Download autumn spotter guide > We've chosen these rides as some autumn...

  • The Bay Cycle Way - Map

    sustrans.org.uk 20 Aug '16, 6pm

    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...

  • Active travel route in Glasgow’s Southside wins funding |

    sustrans.org.uk 13 Aug '16, 10am

    For more information contact: Sustrans’ Press Office on 0207 7807 231 or e-mail: [email protected] Plans for Scotland’s most ambitious street improvement project, ‘The South City Way’, have won the Community Links PLUS (CLP), a ‘streetscape’ design competition hosted by Sustrans S...

  • Scarborough to Whitby - Map

    sustrans.org.uk 13 Aug '16, 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...

  • So if all five were such high quality, why not fund them all @HumzaYousaf?

    Community Links PLUS winner announced

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Aug '16, 8am

    Inspired by the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design, Community Links PLUS is a design competition hosted by Sustrans Scotland and the Scottish Government. Community Links PLUS sought big, bold and innovative projects which would be game-changers for active travel in Scotlan...