sustrans.org.uk Archives - 03 May 2016, Tuesday

  • 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...

  • Want to get active this summer? Plan some family walks with our guide:

    Planning your family walks

    sustrans.org.uk 16 Apr '16, 9am

    One of the best bits about walking is that it’s spontaneous, but with a little forward-thinking you can find the best routes for a family jaunt. Free range walks don't need a lot of planning - it's far more fun to be spontaneous! Take off to the park or the local woods. Or why not com...

  • Want to get outside more this year and donate some time? Volunteer with us!

    Get involved

    sustrans.org.uk 14 Apr '16, 7am

    Our 4,000 volunteers are key to our success and we’d like you to join us. From sprucing up the National Cycle Network , enhancing biodiversity along the routes , leading walks and rides, to supporting communities to improve their air quality - our volunteers carry out a huge range of ...

  • Spring is springing! Plan a day out by bike for the family:

    Great Easter days out

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

    This Easter visit some of the UK’s best attractions, castles and fantastic historical landmarks by bike or on foot. Here are some of our favourites from across the UK that are within easy reach of the National Cycle Network , and are holding special Easter events. 1. The Eden Project ...

  • #FindYourEpic

    Experience your own great weekend of adventure by bike

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

    This year is Visit Wales’ Year of Adventure. Wales is jam-packed with exhilarating sites to explore and can offer something for everyone from biking the towering mountains in Snowdonia to walking along the breath-taking coastlines in West Wales. We’ve created a list of adventure locat...

  • Looking for a challenging cycle ride this summer? Try one of these:

    Set yourself a summer cycling challenge

    sustrans.org.uk 31 Mar '16, 7am

    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 through spring. It ca...

  • "Cycling & walking should be central to intelligent mobility debate," by @jasontorrance:

    Intelligent mobility needs walking and cycling

    sustrans.org.uk 15 Mar '16, 12pm

    Intelligent mobility has become a bit of a buzz phrase of late with everyone from the UK Government to the motor industry getting on board. But what does it actually mean? The general understanding is that it provides a different approach to the challenges of the transport sector, whe...

  • "Cycling gives me freedom". Better design is needed to close cycling gender gap #IWD2016

    Better design to close gender gap

    sustrans.org.uk 08 Mar '16, 8am

    If someone were to ask me what I like about cycling it would be this: cycling gives me freedom, it gives me choice. The opportunity to say hello to passers-by, to create my own routes and to power my own turbo charge when time is of the essence. “ Let me tell you what I think of bicyc...

  • Missed yesterday's Westminster debate on #funding4cycling? Take a look at our round up:

    MPs debate cycling funding

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Feb '16, 5pm

    In Parliament yesterday MPs debated the Government’s investment in cycling. 24 hours prior to the debate the public were asked to share their views on twitter by using #funding4cycling . Conservative MP Chris Green requested the topic and opened the debate by arguing that there was a ...

  • Designing good places to cycle is more than implementing standard solutions. Read more:

    More complex than standard solutions

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Feb '16, 2pm

    On my daily commute into the office I often dream about how good it would be if my experience were like that of someone in say, Copenhagen, and how this might be achieved. There is a whole host of factors that need to be addressed if we are going to see levels of cycling in the UK com...

  • Very excited about the walking benefits from these strategic community links projects

    Grants for community infrastructure

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Feb '16, 10am

    Sustrans Scotland delivers important infrastructure programmes that deliver our commitment to meeting the vision of the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS) of 10% of trips by bike by 2020. These programmes help to restore balance in our streets in favour of pedestrians and people ...

  • What characterises places that support health, wellbeing & social cohesion? Read more:

    7 ways to integrate health and place

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Feb '16, 8am

    We all want to live in great places. We also know that limitations to places becoming really great to live in come from many quarters. A lack of integration of planning for movement with planning for health has been a major hindrance - but new initiatives are afoot that are seeking to...

  • Want to promote cycling to work with your colleagues in 2016? Start here:

    Promote cycling to work with workplace posters

    sustrans.org.uk 25 Jan '16, 8am

    Share, download and print our posters to encourage your colleagues to cycle to work and show that your workplace supports cycling. Download "Let's make cycling to work the norm" PDF Download "Wish you could cycle to work?" PDF Download "Dreaming of a two-wheeled commute?" PDF Get invo...

  • Demand for investment in cycling comes from all parts of society

    sustrans.org.uk 24 Jan '16, 12pm

    One of the most widely reported findings from the Bike Life study is that three quarters of all adults would like to see more investment in cycling. This result is across all adults, irrespective of whether or not they ride a bike. Bike Life involved Sustrans working with seven UK cit...

  • Challenging? Yes! Rewarding? Yes! Ride the Sea to Sea, the UK's favourite route with us:

    Sea to Sea (C2C) Challenge Ride

    sustrans.org.uk 16 Jan '16, 10am

    The Sea to Sea (C2C) is the UK's favourite long distance route with a staggering 15,000 people riding it each year. This challenging and rewarding trip will take 15 cyclists along this iconic route over three days, stretching 140 miles from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Join our Sus...

  • Looking for a NY challenge ? @sustrans Top 10 challenging rides

    Our top 10 challenging rides

    sustrans.org.uk 02 Jan '16, 9am

    Looking for a challenge? If one of your New Year's resolutions is to take on one of the National Cycle Network’s iconic long distance rides then look no further. Whether you are looking for dramatic and wild countryside or magnificent coastal views, we have a challenge ride for you. S...

  • Route maps & guides

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

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  • We're excited to announce the 10 shortlisted proposals for Scotland's Community Links PLUS:

    Shortlist for design competition announced

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Dec '15, 2pm

    We are pleased to announce a list of 10 cycling and walking proposals from across Scotland that have been shortlisted for the Community Links PLUS design competition. The search for exemplar projects that can change the face of active travel in Scotland was kicked off with the announc...

  • Londoners taking to two wheels in the capital save the annual emissions of 82,000 cars

    London's cyclists tackle climate change

    sustrans.org.uk 14 Dec '15, 1pm

    Londoners taking to two wheels in the capital save the annual emissions of 82,000 cars. As the UN international climate talks drew to a close in Paris we reveal the massive greenhouse gas savings made by people cycling in the capital. Our evidence shows that over 260,000 tonnes of gre...

  • Want to cycle in the dark over the winter months? Think ahead, pack lights, be prepared:

    Wonderful winter wildlife

    sustrans.org.uk 29 Nov '15, 10am

    Now it's winter the cold weather has arrived, lots of animals are sleeping underground and many birds have flown south for the winter. But there is still a lot of wonderful wildlife to see at this time of year. So wrap up warm and get out onto the National Cycle Network for a wintery ...

  • Winterproof your ride

    sustrans.org.uk 22 Nov '15, 10am

    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...

  • Dweud eich dweud ynghylch llwybrau ar gyfer Teithio Llesol yn eich ardal

    sustrans.org.uk 27 Oct '15, 7pm

    Yn aml iawn, ceir llwybrau beicio a cherdded ar wasgar nad ydynt yn cysylltu â’i gilydd. Pa mor aml welsoch chi lonydd beicio (a’r rheiny wedi eu paentio’n wael ar y ffordd) sy’n gorffen yn sydyn mewn cyffordd, neu’n diflannu’n llwyr? Does dim rhyfedd nad ydi nifer o bobl yn dymuno be...

  • Gyda'r tywydd yn oeri gofalwch eich bod yn rhoi sylw i'ch beic! Dyma restr o wiriadau syml: htt…

    11 easy checks for your bike

    sustrans.org.uk 27 Oct '15, 7pm

    Check that the front and rear brakes are working properly. If the brake lever pulls against the handlebar grip, the brake cable needs adjusting. This is done by loosening the brake cable anchor bolt, pulling the cable tighter, and tightening the anchor bolt again. Both sides of the br...

  • Active travel in Wales - have your say

    sustrans.org.uk 22 Oct '15, 12pm

    To address the issue of quality, the Welsh Government has published new design guidance (pdf) for routes (drawn up by technical experts from public, private and voluntary organisations). All routes mapped must meet these high standards, or there must be an explanation as to why not. A...

  • October is International Walk to School month. It's not too late to join in:

    The benefits of walking with kids

    sustrans.org.uk 15 Oct '15, 7am

    Walking is a fantastic activity for you and your children. It's free, you can be spontaneous, and it's a great way to spend quality time together. Everyone knows how to walk, and as soon as your child has mastered the art, it’s one of the easiest ways in the world to be physically act...

  • @scotgov announces £3.3m funding boost for walking + cycling infrastructure:

    Funding boost for walking and cycling

    sustrans.org.uk 14 Oct '15, 2pm

    Sustrans Scotland has today welcomed a funding boost for walking and cycling. The Minister for Transport and Islands has announced an additional £3.3 million for walking and cycling infrastructure at the inaugural Active Travel Summit. This additional funding takes overall investment ...

  • Tomorrow is International Walk to School Day! Visit our website for advice on the school run http…

    The school run

    sustrans.org.uk 06 Oct '15, 8am

    The school journey is a perfect opportunity for children to learn about their local area, develop wider social networks and gain independence. The average primary school journey is just 1.5 miles, and yet one in five cars on the road during the morning peak are doing the school run. E...

  • Help us maintain the National Cycle Network. Listen live to @BBCRadio4 from 7am tomorrow:

    Radio 4 Appeal for

    sustrans.org.uk 05 Sep '15, 7am

    This Sunday, travel writer and presenter Nick Crane presents The Radio 4 Appeal for Sustrans. The Radio 4 Appeal is a weekly 3 minute programme that highlights the work of a charity and appeals for donations from Radio 4 listeners to support its activities. The Radio 4 Appeal for Sust...