sustrans.org.uk Archives - 24 November 2017, Friday

  • @Freight_NI @sustrans @BelfastBikes @ImtacNI

    Road safety warning as online Christmas shopping congests roads

    sustrans.org.uk 23 Nov '17, 4pm

    The dark days, Christmas shopping frenzy and additional delivery vehicles on our roads are a recipe for increased danger. We have joined forces with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) in Road Safety Week to urge all road users to take extra care in the run up to Christmas. Sadly ...

  • Cycling in Bristol: only 10% of commutes are by bike, but 50% could be convinced. Go go go:

    Bike Life Bristol

    sustrans.org.uk 15 Nov '17, 1pm

    Caroline Bannister, Deputy General Manager South Bristol Community Hospital "Two members of our Early Supported Discharge (ESD) team came to me with the idea of trialling e-bikes to make home visits to stroke patients recently discharged from hospital. Bristol City Council provided us...

  • Bike Life

    sustrans.org.uk 14 Nov '17, 11am

    Bike Life is the UK’s biggest assessment of cycling in cities delivered by Sustrans in collaboration with seven major cities. Inspired by the Copenhagen Bicycle Account, Bike Life is an assessment of city cycling development including infrastructure, travel behaviour, satisfaction, th...

  • Bike Life Greater Manchester

    sustrans.org.uk 14 Nov '17, 4am

    “Bike Life 2017 will help Transport for Greater Manchester, local councils and other partners plan for the future and build the right infrastructure, support and culture to ensure we meet our ambition to transform Greater Manchester into one of the UK’s leading cycling city regions.” ...

  • One week left to support South East London's first Cycle Superhighway

    You can help bring new Cycle Superhighway 4 to London

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Nov '17, 11am

    Two brand new cycle superhighways are on the cards for London. They will make cycling safer and easier for those already cycling in London, as well as help thousands more discover the joys and convenience of cycling. They could feature fully separated cycle tracks like those on the Em...

  • Winterproof your ride

    sustrans.org.uk 10 Nov '17, 9am

    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. Follow these tips and you should find winter bike commuting ea...

  • How I became an e-bike convert

    sustrans.org.uk 27 Oct '17, 8am

    Ten years with Sustrans and a lifetime of cycling adventures hadn’t really prepared me for this: my first ride on an e-bike. I’ve always been sceptical and a bit of a purist when it comes to e-bikes. I have to admit I thought they were cheating and unnecessary. After all, with a good ...

  • #Schools can spend School Sport Premium on #active travel to school

    Schools encouraged to spend School Sport Premium to enable children to walk and cycle to school

    sustrans.org.uk 24 Oct '17, 11am

    Today the Government has released its guidance to schools on the doubled School Sport Premium in England with an additional £160 million per year for schools to spend on increasing physical activity. In addition to doubling the funding that primary schools receive to improve the quali...

  • Volunteer community route champions, Dartford and Gravesham

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Oct '17, 7pm

    Here’s the opportunity for you to make a real difference to everyday cycling and walking in Dartford and Gravesham. Our Community Route Champions monitor and maintain the everyday off-road cycling routes that are important for so many essential journeys such as getting to work, to sch...

  • 5 myths about cycling and bad weather.

    Five myths about cycling and bad weather

    sustrans.org.uk 10 Oct '17, 7am

    As Brits we love to talk about the weather. But even with all that chatter there's a lot of misinformation out there, particularly about cycling and the weather. We wanted to look at some of the myths about bad weather and cycling to see if they're really true. To do this we got some ...

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  • @Mayoro…

    We need to push forward walking and cycling to tackle air pollution crisis in London

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Oct '17, 11am

    Today Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London announced that every Londoner is exposed to dangerous toxic air particles. A new research and map shows that every area of London exceeds recommended guidelines for PM2.5. The damning report also reveals 7.9 million Londoners live in areas exceeding W...

  • A guide to cycling in the dark

    sustrans.org.uk 01 Oct '17, 6pm

    When the clocks go back the darker evenings may mean you get caught out on the way home cycling in the dark, so it’s important to think ahead and pack lights and reflective clothing as a matter of habit once the season starts to turn. The UK legal minimum for riding after dark is: one...

  • National data sources and what they reveal about trends in cycling.

    National data sources and what they reveal about trends in cycling

    sustrans.org.uk 27 Sep '17, 10am

    Recent weeks have seen the release of a number of national level surveys. But what do they tell us about trends in cycling, and how do we learn from the findings? Stakeholders in active travel will often pore over new survey findings in the hope of uncovering positive stories about tr...

  • We've been asked about our views on #PicardyPlace development. Read it here

    Picardy Place: Our position

    sustrans.org.uk 25 Sep '17, 4pm

    Since 2013 Sustrans Scotland has been working with City of Edinburgh Council to enhance streetscape designs for Leith Walk. The designs seek to transform these streets into a high quality example of Scottish urban streetscapes, where space has been reprioritised to genuinely support p...

  • Scotland getting serious funding cycling as a serious mode of transport for local journeys

    Four Scottish local authorities successful in multi-million pound active travel design competition, Community Links PLUS

    sustrans.org.uk 18 Sep '17, 3pm

    The Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf MSP, today announced that the five ambitious active travel proposals from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Inverness have all been successful in the final judging of the Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links PLUS (CLPLUS) competit...

  • This Wednesday is @cycletoworkday! For tips, advice and guidance on getting cycling visit:

    Cycle to Work Day

    sustrans.org.uk 11 Sep '17, 1pm

    Cycle to Work Day is back on Wednesday 13 September. Whether you're thinking about commuting by bike for the first time or already ride to work on a regular basis, it's time to get ready for joining in the UK's biggest one-day celebration of cycling to work. Commuting by bike is healt...

  • The average primary school journey is 1.6 miles - a distance that can be walked or cycled #schoolrun

    Our position on the school journey and physical activity

    sustrans.org.uk 07 Sep '17, 9am

    Evidence shows that improving walking and cycling infrastructure has been highly effective in increasing active travel journeys to school (and for other local journeys) and has improved safety and perceptions of safety of the school journey. Sustrans’ work to transform local walking a...

  • Scotland hails doubling of investment in active travel as a major ‘Step Change’ for Scotland as a nation | Sustrans

    sustrans.org.uk 05 Sep '17, 2pm

    Sustrans Scotland has hailed the doubling of investment in active travel as a major ‘Step Change’ for Scotland as a nation. Reacting to the news of the Scottish Government’s doubling Scotland’s funding for active travel announced in the Programme for Government, Sustrans Scotland Dire...

  • Read our top 10 reasons to #cycle, #scoot or #walk the #schoolrun.

    10 reasons to cycle, scoot or walk the school run

    sustrans.org.uk 05 Sep '17, 9am

    The new school year is the perfect opportunity to change travel habits. Chris Bennett, our Head of Behaviour Change, shares his top 10 reasons to shake up your school run. 1. Cycling, scooting or walking the school run is an easy way of building physical activity into the whole family...

  • How far off is pay-as-you-go driving in London asks @Nicholas_I_S #Blog

    How far off is pay-as-you-go driving in London?

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Sep '17, 11am

    On June 21 Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published a draft of the Mayor's Transport Strategy . In a series of blogs, we will analyse the strategy, comment on the proposals and consider what it means for London if the plans go ahead. On its launch, some newspaper editors got very excite...

  • How to start cycling to work

    sustrans.org.uk 01 Sep '17, 1pm

    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...

  • Read our response to the 20mph consultations

    Policy in Scotland

    sustrans.org.uk 01 Sep '17, 9am

    Sustrans Scotland successfully influences policy development to ensure that more people have the choice to walk, cycle or take public transport for more of their everyday journeys. We work closely with the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, government agencies and politicians in ...

  • Communities can transform their neighbourhoods and make better places to live and work . #Blog

    Communities at heart of liveable neighbourhoods

    sustrans.org.uk 01 Sep '17, 8am

    Have you ever thought that your neighbourhood could be a better place to live, work, shop, go to school, socialise and play? And how often have you thought that schemes which do come forward could be designed with the people who will be using them and benefiting from them? Sometimes i...

  • Let’s not take the good work already being done back 40 years! - says Wayne Hemingway #SustransAt40 https://t.co/lDXdoIJBhc…

    A pedal back down memory lane is a reminder of why the new Government needs to step up its cycling game

    sustrans.org.uk 28 Aug '17, 11am

    This post by Wayne Hemingway was first published on Huffington Post UK . It’s not breaking news that cycling is good for you and the world around you. Alongside walking, it’s part of the solution to many of the challenges we face in towns and cities – congestion, air pollution, physic...

  • 10 reasons to cycle, scoot or walk the school run

    sustrans.org.uk 24 Aug '17, 1pm

    Cycling, scooting or walking the school run is an easy way of building physical activity into the whole family’s daily routine. According to government guidelines, children and young people aged 5 to 18 need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, while adults should get a...

  • How we helped 4000 students get on their bikes in Leeds

    How we helped 4,000 students get on their bikes in Leeds

    sustrans.org.uk 20 Aug '17, 8am

    In 2008 we brought a pioneering bike hire scheme to the UK for the first time to encourage cycling and walking at Leeds universities to help reduce traffic and car parking and improve health of students and staff. Challenge In 2008 universities in Leeds realised they had a big problem...

  • Why Sustrans supports 20mph limits

    sustrans.org.uk 16 Aug '17, 6am

    As an organisation which supports and promotes cycling and walking, Sustrans Scotland welcomes Edinburgh City Council’s introduction of 20mph speed limits to areas of the capital. There is no doubt, and ample evidence worldwide, that 20mph streets are a vital step to keep towns and ci...

  • Join us on an evening social ride from #Dundee to #Monifeith and back on 29 August.

    Social Bike Ride from Dundee to Monifeith and Back

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Aug '17, 7am

    Join us for a for an evening social ride from Dundee to Monifeith. Location Meet outside Rushton Court/River Court at City Quay, Dundee at 5pm. We’ll be taking a leisurely bike ride to Monifeith and stopping off for dinner at the Milton Inn. The ride is 14 miles and we should be back ...