sustrans.org.uk Archives - 26 July 2014, Saturday

  • 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...

  • Commuting with confidence

    sustrans.org.uk 28 Apr '14, 1pm

    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 bein...

  • If you're looking for something different to do on two-wheels this weekend - join Taff Tales: htt…

    Taff Tales

    sustrans.org.uk 26 Apr '14, 7am

    Join the Taff Tales audio treasure hunt adventure and discover the magical world that awaits you on the trails. Catrin and Gruff, two intrepid explorers, have seen some wonderful things, been on unbelievable adventures, and hold the key to the tales of the Taff Trails. Uncover their h...

  • Take our 2 minute school journey survey and win @divinechocolate #safetoschool

    Your journey to school: a survey

    sustrans.org.uk 22 Apr '14, 12pm

    We’re working on a new campaign that’ll make it easier for children to walk, cycle or scoot to school and we need your help. All you need to do is complete our 2 minute survey: If you have school age children please tell us how they travel to school. If you don’t have school aged chil...

  • Poisoned by the exhaust pipe: Sustrans responds to new reports on air pollution deaths

    sustrans.org.uk 10 Apr '14, 2pm

    Public Health England (PHE) has today released figures for the deaths attributable to air pollution, broken down by UK local authority area. The report makes shocking reading. Philip Insall, Health Director at Sustrans, said: “Past months have brought shocking news on air quality in t...

  • Read about our current community-led street redesign project in Bridgwater here:

    Community-led street design, Bridgwater

    sustrans.org.uk 06 Apr '14, 9pm

    Sustrans’ community-led street redesign project in Hamp forms part of The Bridgwater Way Programme, a £4.34m investment in walking and cycling across the town. The programme includes 6.5 miles of cycle paths, community-led street redesign and business travel planning. The aim of the r...

  • With the lighter evenings there's no better time to get outdoors and set yourself a cycle challenge:

    Set yourself a summer cycling challenge

    sustrans.org.uk 30 Mar '14, 9am

    Spring is upon us and with the warmer weather and lighter evenings there is no better time to dust off your bike , get outdoors and set yourself a summer challenge. A cycle challenge is a great way of giving you something to look forward to and keep you motivated to keep cycling throu...

  • Why investing in sustainable travel is vital to boosting local economies by @jasontorrance: #Budget2014

    Why investing in sustainable travel is vital to boosting local economies

    sustrans.org.uk 24 Mar '14, 10am

    The 2014 budget by Chancellor George Osborne missed a golden opportunity. Investing further in local growth by providing additional support for the Single Local Growth Fund could have provided much needed support for the £4bn over five years fund, small in comparison to the £58bn call...

  • Women at the heart of change - a blog post for @womensday: #IWD2014

    Women at the heart of change

    sustrans.org.uk 08 Mar '14, 12pm

    Today is International Women's Day . The first International Women’s Day was in 1911, also the year that Alice Hawkins, a suffragette, took to her bike in Leicester in support of women’s rights. Wearing pantaloons (the first woman apparently to do so in the city) she caused outrage. T...