sustrans.org.uk Archives - 03 September 2015, Thursday

  • Looking to walk or cycle more and need help starting? Our guide to changing your travel:

    Change your travel

    sustrans.org.uk 31 Aug '15, 7am

    Change your travel Find information and advice on how to travel more cheaply, healthily and cleanly. In your community Community involvement is integral to making changes in your street because you – the residents - will need to lead the process. Find out more Reducing your car use Tr...

  • Swansea Valley - Map

    sustrans.org.uk 29 Aug '15, 11am

    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...

  • "Everyday transport" at risk in government spending review, say transport groups

    sustrans.org.uk 29 Aug '15, 6am

    "Everyday transport" - local roads and pavements, bus services, cycling and walking - is at risk of very large government budget cuts, according to transport groups. In a letter to the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, the groups note that his department’s unprotected budget fac...

  • Puncture repair

    sustrans.org.uk 23 Aug '15, 7am

    Thankfully, punctures don’t happen often, but when they do they are easy to fix yourself. You can reduce the risk of getting a puncture by ensuring your tyres are always fully inflated. Not only will this reduce punctures, it will also make life so much easier - even a slightly under-...

  • Read about our position on the potential closure of Barmouth Bridge here:

    Economic importance of Barmouth Bridge

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Aug '15, 9am

    Widespread news coverage has reported that Gwynedd Council are considering a proposal to close the Barmouth Bridge walking and cycling route that runs on the historic railway bridge at the mouth of the Mawddach estuary in North Wales. The proposal is part of a range of budget saving m...

  • Job vacancies

    sustrans.org.uk 16 Jul '15, 6pm

    If you'd like to get involved but there are no suitable job vacancies, why not find out more about

  • Join us for the final stage of the #NCNTour tomorrow from 6.30pm to #Celebrate20 in Edinburgh! htt…

    National Cycle Network 20th Anniversary Community Tour, Scotland

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Jul '15, 7pm

    Join us as we celebrate 20 years of the National Cycle Network in Scotland with a tour of 450 miles over six days. We'll stop at selected locations along the route with partner cycling groups to give you the opportunity to get involved and help us celebrate. Our community tour brings ...

  • Including our outdoor theatre to celebrate 20 years of the #NCN! https://t.co/K8wRKqUUWU

    Swansea party on the path

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Jul '15, 11am

    Cycling along the the very same line that the Mumbles tramway once followed, experience this momentous period through the eyes of the former tram driver, Frank Duncan, through live re-enactments, interactive performances and theatrical treats. The ride will take approximately 1 hour w...

  • Operations Manager, Research & Monitoring Unit

    sustrans.org.uk 05 Jul '15, 8am

    Our Research & Monitoring Unit (RMU) is responsible for cycling/walking route usage monitoring throughout the UK. This new position will assist the Director in providing strategic direction and leadership for the RMU. This will ensure that the unit’s operational processes are effectiv...

  • Busy London street reclaimed

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Jul '15, 9am

    England’s first San Francisco-style ‘parklet’ has been installed in redundant road space in Hackney transforming it into a sanctuary for people to park their bikes, hang out and relax. Part of a busy London road has been reclaimed from cars and lorries and transformed into a parklet t...

  • Looking for summer cycling inspiration? Try a route in Cumbria and the Lakes: #Celebrate20

    Cycling in Cumbria and the Lakes

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Jul '15, 7am

    Whether you’re looking for an adventure, a great family day out, or world class scenery, Cumbria and the Lakes are the perfect destination to ride a bike. Here are some of our favourite cycle routes using the National Cycle Network . Low Furness Ride Starting in Ulverston this ride is...

  • Busy London street reclaimed

    sustrans.org.uk 03 Jul '15, 10am

    England’s first San Francisco-style ‘parklet’ has been installed in redundant road space in Hackney transforming it into a sanctuary for people to park their bikes, hang out and relax. Part of a busy London road has been reclaimed from cars and lorries and transformed into a parklet t...

  • Last year the National Cycle Network saved the NHS £22 million:

    Almost £1million a day saved by cycling and walking routes |

    sustrans.org.uk 30 Jun '15, 8am

    The National Cycle Network has saved the UK economy more than £7billion (equivalent to almost £1m a day) [i] since it was established 20 years ago, by improving people’s health and reducing congestion, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, according to our new research. Now we're ca...

  • .@IMCLconference feats conversation on reshaping our streets. @Sustrans #StreetKits make this happen

    Innovations in community street design

    sustrans.org.uk 28 Jun '15, 5pm

    Our approach to street design is to work closely with local people to develop proposals that are tailored to the local context. We routinely trial our street design proposals using temporary mock-ups so that communities can visualise what is proposed and positively influence the desig...

  • Bike It Officer, York

    sustrans.org.uk 17 Jun '15, 9am

    Bike It is a highly successful project aimed at increasing levels of walking and cycling to school. The exciting challenges of this role include the delivery of various events and activities that promote sustainable and active travel, principally to 7 - 13 year olds, in primary and se...

  • This summer, join us in Bristol for cycling activities, live music and more: #Celebrate20

    Fair in the Square - Bristol

    sustrans.org.uk 13 Jun '15, 9am

    Join us at Fair in the Square as we celebrate 20 years of the National Cycle Network . This free festival is taking place in Bristol, the city where the National Cycle Network began with the creation of the Bristol to Bath Railway Path . Running from 12pm till 8pm there will be a wide...

  • New #ActiveCities report on economic advantage of walking and cycling:

    New report on economic advantage of walking and cycling

    sustrans.org.uk 09 Jun '15, 10am

    New research from Active Living Research , University of California, reveals that cities with physically active populations are not only more economically competitive, they also benefit from increased productivity, improved school performance, higher property values, and improved heal...

  • Research out today shows that over half of Scottish pupils #walk, #cycle or #scoot to school! http…

    Over half of Scotland pupils choosing active travel to school

    sustrans.org.uk 29 May '15, 11am

    A survey of over half a million school children across Scotland shows over 50% of pupils choosing active travel – walking, cycling, scooting or skating – for their school commute. The Hands Up Scotland Survey 2014 , carried out by Sustrans Scotland in partnership with all 32 Scottish ...

  • Want to join an exciting fundraising cycle ride? Join us in June for #NightriderLdn2015:

    Nightrider London

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

    Join Sustrans in the London Nightrider - a unique 60km or 100km ride, taking in London's most iconic landmarks as you cycle by moonlight. While the capital sleeps, you'll pass more than fifty of London’s most iconic landmarks including the London Eye, Big Ben and many more. About the ...

  • Spring has sprung! Planning a walk or ride? Our guide to spotting wildlife: #Celebrate20

    Get spotting spring wildlife

    sustrans.org.uk 30 Mar '15, 7am

    Winter is finally over and the first signs of spring are here with bright green buds bursting and the first spring flowers pushing up through the ground. This time of year is great for spotting woodland plants and searching for frogs and toads. So get your wellies on, get out onto the...

  • Help #Celebrate20 years of the National Cycle Network. Our top bluebell-spotting routes:

    Greener Greenways

    sustrans.org.uk 09 Mar '15, 8am

    Dalmuir to Milton. This route is part of the National Route 7 , connecting Sunderland and Inverness. The greenway between Dalmuir and Milton follows a canal tow path along the Forth and Clyde canal and a trackbed of the disused Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire railway line. Paisley to K...

  • Government’s bold leadership on walking and cycling investment

    Government’s bold leadership on walking and cycling investment |

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

    We are delighted to see the Government demonstrating bold leadership by proposing a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy as part of the Infrastructure Bill. The Government is to be congratulated on this important commitment. It is a great opportunity to guarantee long term funding ...

  • Rise of the cycling vote

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Jan '15, 9am

    New research reveals that more than half of British adults (55%) support Government investment in cycling. The YouGov poll of 2,025 adults across Great Britain also found that over a quarter (27%) would think more positively of an electoral candidate who campaigned for cycling. Almost...

  • Want government to invest in walking & cycling in #InfrastructureBill? Write to your MP:

    Walking and cycling coalition statement

    sustrans.org.uk 19 Jan '15, 12pm

    The Infrastructure Bill, which dictates the direction and spending commitments in infrastructure for the future is nearing its conclusion, but a number of leading transport groups, including Sustrans, are demanding a change from the old ways of looking at transport infrastructure: "On...

  • Workplace Engagement Officer

    sustrans.org.uk 08 Jan '15, 4pm

    An exciting new project to engage workplaces and their employees in the Sustrans and i-Travel York Workplace Challenge which is web based and aimed at major, medium and small employers in York using a wide range of techniques, activities and events encouraging an increase in sustainab...

  • responds to government announcement of £214 million investment in cycling |

    sustrans.org.uk 27 Nov '14, 10am

    Charity Sustrans has welcomed today’s announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg of £214 million for cycling in England but warned there must be a long-term commitment to dedicated funding for walking and cycling. Sustrans chief executive Malcolm Shepherd said: “This is an inval...

  • Planning your Christmas shopping this weekend? A guide to shopping by bike this Christmas:

    Going to town this Christmas – a guide to shopping by bike |

    sustrans.org.uk 22 Nov '14, 8am

    Most of us don’t have a sleigh to carry our Christmas gifts on, or to fly us home over the car clogged roads full of grumpy Christmas shoppers. But whilst flying Reindeer may be hard to come by, we’ve got the perfect answer to whizzing past the traffic jams and avoiding bumper to bump...

  • Lords to vote to halt decline in #cycling and #walking investment:

    Lords to vote to halt decline in cycling and walking investment

    sustrans.org.uk 03 Nov '14, 10am

    The House of Lords could take the first steps towards halting the decline in funding for walking and cycling today, as it considers an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill proposed by six national organisations. The Infrastructure Bill , which the government hopes to make law by March...

  • The benefits of family cycling

    sustrans.org.uk 22 Oct '14, 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. Whether you were a keen cyclist before you had children...

  • Project Officer, Glasgow

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Oct '14, 8am

    The many exciting challenges of this role include supporting the delivery of a partnership initiative with Glasgow City Council which is aimed at developing proposals and outline designs for the completion of a cohesive city-wide active travel network including infrastructure as a leg...