sustrans.org.uk Archives - 29 September 2016, Thursday

  • 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...

  • Our greenways guide is first in UK

    sustrans.org.uk 11 Aug '16, 3pm

    We're excited to announce that we've published our Greenway management handbook - the UK’s first ever guide on how to manage traffic free cycle and walking routes or ‘greenways’ for both people and wildlife. The handbook is based on our 20 years of experience managing the National Cyc...

  • Community Links PLUS design competition

    sustrans.org.uk 11 Aug '16, 3pm

    This project focuses on making cycling an attractive travel choice in one of Scotland’s key urban corridors. It forms part of the Council’s strategy to accommodate Edinburgh’s future growth in a sustainable way, while adding to the city’s quality of life. The proposals would deliver a...

  • Commute by bike with confidence

    sustrans.org.uk 25 Jul '16, 9am

    Cycle to work and arrive energised, alert and ready for the day – and you’ll be clocking up your recommended 2.5 hours of physical activity per week before your working day starts! Be prepared The easiest way to be put off cycling to work is to jump straight on your bike without being...

  • How to start cycling to work.

    How to start cycling to work

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Jul '16, 4am

    Cycling to work is a great way of fitting more activity into your busy daily routine. It’s also good for the environment as you won’t be burning any fossil fuels on your commute - the only fuel you’ll need is your breakfast. But how to start cycling to work? You don't need a complicat...

  • Never mind the #tourdefrance Check our our guide for a Slow Tour of Yorkshire:

    Join us for the Slow Tour of Yorkshire

    sustrans.org.uk 02 Jul '16, 7am

    Were you inspired by the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire? If so, why not try Sustrans’ version – the Slow Tour of Yorkshire. The Slow Tour is a guide to 21 of the best cycle routes across Yorkshire on the

  • Research shows kids play outside half as much as parents did

    sustrans.org.uk 23 Jun '16, 9am

    Children spend less time playing outdoors and more time using technology than their parents did as youngsters, according to our survey released during Bike Week (11-19 June). On average children spend 1 hour and 20 minutes playing sport and playing outside after school, whilst their p...

  • Want to go shopping by bike but not sure where to start? Read our top tips:

    How to do your shopping by bike

    sustrans.org.uk 20 Jun '16, 7am

    If you want to try riding your bike for more of the everyday journeys, you may have wondered how to tackle the weekly shopping trip. With a few modifications to your bike and by tweaking your shopping habits, shopping by bike can be easily done. Safety first Do not hang shopping bags ...

  • Traffic disruption of cycling projects is short-lived: the benefits long-lasting

    sustrans.org.uk 19 Jun '16, 11am

    Some Londoners think that cyclists are getting an easy ride right now. And in some respect, it’s not hard to see why. A few years ago not even the most wildly optimistic forecaster could have predicted the change on London’s roads in such a short space of time. But then 2013 happened....

  • Research shows kids play outside half as much as parents did

    sustrans.org.uk 13 Jun '16, 12pm

    Children spend less time playing outdoors and more time using technology than their parents did as youngsters, according to our survey released during Bike Week (11-19 June). On average children spend 1 hour and 20 minutes playing sport and playing outside after school, whilst their p...

  • It's #bikeweekuk. Time to take the kids out on a bike ride? See our traffic free routes:

    Traffic free family rides

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

    Cycling is a wonderful way to have fun as a family. These rides on our National Cycle Network make for a brilliant family day out. Kids will love being able to ride their bikes on these largely traffic free paths and there are lots of things for them to see and do along the way. If yo...

  • Expert panel announced for game-changing #CLPlus design comp.

    Community Links PLUS expert judging panel announced

    sustrans.org.uk 02 Jun '16, 1pm

    A group of Scotland’s foremost transport and planning experts has been selected to assess bids for groundbreaking community-led active travels schemes across the country. The Scottish Government Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf, welcomed the announcement and said h...

  • Want get your bike is in top condition for the summer? Check out our maintenance guide:

    Bicycle maintenance made easy

    sustrans.org.uk 30 May '16, 7am

    Like any machine, a bicycle will work better and last longer if you care for it properly. Get in the habit of checking your bike regularly – simple checks and maintenance can help you enjoy hassle-free riding and avoid repairs.

  • See #PowerofFoodFestival by bike with @SustransScot & @PoFFest sign up here

    Power of Food Festival led rides - Edinburgh

    sustrans.org.uk 28 May '16, 1pm

    Join us on one of our leisurely led rides visiting community food-growing gardens around the city as part of The Power of Food Festival 2016. We're running two rides and it'd be great to have you along. Event details: Ride one (Haymarket to the Royal Botanical Gardens): Meet at Haymar...

  • Want to get started cycling with your children? We've got you covered with our guidance:

    Children and families

    sustrans.org.uk 27 May '16, 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.

  • Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy carries much hope but little action

    sustrans.org.uk 23 May '16, 10am

    Today marks the end of the Government’s consultation on the draft Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. When the obligation to produce a strategy was first put into law in February 2015 we called it “an historic opportunity to guarantee the long term funding that will extend travel...

  • Independent research shows the effects of new walking & cycling routes on public health:

    Research highlights the public health benefits of new walking and cycling routes

    sustrans.org.uk 23 May '16, 7am

    Fit for Life , a new report by Sustrans, presents independent research, by leading experts, into the public health benefits of new walking and cycling routes. Sustrans, supported by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund , completed many new high quality walking and cycling routes between ...

  • Looking for a challenging route to cycle this summer? 10 routes to try on the Network:

    Challenge yourself

    sustrans.org.uk 15 May '16, 9am

    Top 10 challenging rides on the Network Whether you are looking for dramatic and wild countryside or magnificent coastal views, we have a challenge ride for you. Find out more Top 10 running routes on the National Cycle Network Here are some of our favourite running spots from around ...

  • Want to ride some of the most loved routes in the UK? Look no further:

    Long distance cycle rides

    sustrans.org.uk 08 May '16, 7am

    Your favourite long distance route Want to ride some of the most loved routes in the UK? Look no further... Long distance rides in England Explore some of the fantastic and varied long distance cycle rides England has to offer. Find out more Long distance rides in Northern Ireland and...

  • My blog for @Sustrans on making cycling easier & safer in London.

    Sadiq Khan answers our London Mayor cycling test

    sustrans.org.uk 27 Apr '16, 5pm

    We spoke to candidates and shared the three essential things that we believe the Mayoral candidates should pledge to deliver: A network of cycling routes for all Empowered communities to make safer local streets London’s biggest barriers to cycling and walking busted. The response fro...

  • Millions of car journeys abandoned for the Big Pedal. Read more:

    Millions of car journeys abandoned for Big Pedal

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Apr '16, 11am

    Children across the UK are jumping on their bikes and scooters over the next two weeks in an attempt to reduce 70 million balloons worth of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. Parents and teachers will leave their cars at home for their normal trips to and from sch...