sustrans.org.uk Archives - 20 September 2017, Wednesday

  • 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 ...

  • From transforming the #schoolrun to working with communities - stay up to date with what we're doing

    What we are doing

    sustrans.org.uk 08 Aug '17, 5am

    We're currently working with residents in communities across England, Wales and Scotland to reclaim their streets, transforming them into lively, community-centred neighbourhoods that are safer to play in and easier to travel through on foot and bike. Using placemaking principles we w...

  • Customer reported back success with this method of teaching how to ride a bike.

    Teach your child to ride a bike without stabilisers

    sustrans.org.uk 05 Aug '17, 3pm

    Cycling for the first time without stabilisers can be a very powerful memory in a child’s life. It’s an achievement that will help build confidence and a natural sense of adventure. And teaching your child to ride a bike is a wonderful memory-making moment for you too. Here’s our guid...

  • Our response to the UK Government’s Air Quality Plan https://t.co/glJ6rUCWgG

    Our response to the UK Government’s Air Quality Plan |

    sustrans.org.uk 26 Jul '17, 3pm

    Xavier Brice, Chief Executive of Sustrans, said: “The Government’s plans for tackling poor air quality have signalled the end of the car as we know it, but they lack the necessary government urgency, action or investments to make alternatives to car travel, such as walking and cycling...

  • Construction of new walking and cycle route between Gilmerton and Shawfair to start next month

    Construction of new walking and cycle route between Gilmerton and Shawfair to start next month

    sustrans.org.uk 26 Jul '17, 8am

    The construction of a new walking and cycling route which will connect Shawfair to Gilmerton is to begin next month. The 3km traffic-free route, will be delivered by Sustrans Scotland in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council, Midlothian Council and contractors RJ McLeod. It will ...

  • FINALLY our cycling towns report is out! Cycling investment the way ahead for towns and cities

    Cycling investment the way ahead for towns and cities

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

    New study shows investing in urban cycling increases cycle trips. A new study shows trips by bike have increased in 18 cities and towns in England following a programme to encourage cycling for shorter urban journeys. The study measured the impact of two government funded programmes o...

  • #Sustrans endorse the Bangkok declaration to develop a global action plan on #physicalactivity

    A global health challenge needs global and local solutions

    sustrans.org.uk 11 Jul '17, 4pm

    Sustrans is supporting plans by the World Health Organisation to develop a Global Action Plan on Physical Activity. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published plans for the development of a Global Action Plan on Physical Activity in May 2017, in the form of a 'zero draft'. It w...

  • Calling all beginners! You're never too old to learn to cycle

    No more wobbles - learn to ride a bike

    sustrans.org.uk 10 Jul '17, 5pm

    You’re never too young nor too old to get on a bike. Sustrans is delivering an exciting new project this summer which aims to get the very young and seniors on to two wheels. The training sessions for children, aged from as young as two, will use balance bikes which look like normal b...

  • National Director, England

    sustrans.org.uk 24 Jun '17, 8am

    Sustrans is a leading UK charity with the vision of making it easier for people to walk and cycle. Their aim is to encourage people to live a happier and healthier lifestyle, promoting greener local environments and creating stronger economies and communities. Established in 1977 and ...

  • Senior Urban Designer

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Jun '17, 11am

    This is a very exciting role if you have a relevant qualification in Urban Design, Landscape Architecture or an alternative, relevant and demonstrable specialism (e.g. Collaborative Design) along with experience of working on design projects with a significant level of community engag...

  • Summer cycling: how not to arrive at work a sweaty mess

    Summer cycling: how not to arrive at work a sweaty mess

    sustrans.org.uk 19 Jun '17, 11am

    Summer is finally here and with it some welcome sunshine. It’s hard to beat the feeling of gliding along with the sun shining down but when you’re headed to work it can come with its challenges. No one wants to arrive at work sweaty and rumpled (your colleagues probably won’t love it ...

  • Excellent blog from Rachel White here at Sustrans about #NationalCleanAirDay

    How everyday could be ‘Clean Air Day’ | Sustrans

    sustrans.org.uk 15 Jun '17, 8am

    While Sustrans supports Clean Air Day we would like to see a time in the near future when everybody can leave their homes and get around their communities - schools, work, recreation and not be exposed to poor air quality. Clean Air Day is important. It raises awareness of an invisibl...

  • #Ebike's are becoming mainstream - what is converting cyclists to pedal assisted bikes?

    How I became an e-bike convert

    sustrans.org.uk 13 Jun '17, 11am

    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 ...

  • Volunteer with

    sustrans.org.uk 03 Jun '17, 8am

    Our volunteers are what makes Sustrans special. We have 4,000 fantastic volunteers across the UK who are grounded in communities and are making a real difference in their local area. From sprucing up the National Cycle Network, to empowering people to walk and cycle, improving wildlif...

  • Browse routes

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

    An excellent cycle trip for a short holiday through some of Scotland's most celebrated towns and cities as well as beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside with breathtaking views of the Moray Firth coastline. Cycling from Aberdeen to Inverness via National Cycle Route 1 is a must for thos...

  • We have become car blind

    sustrans.org.uk 19 May '17, 7am

    Let me be blunt. We have a problem. That problem is a result of placing cars at the centre of planning over the past 60 years - we’ve built our society around the car to such an extent, we can’t see beyond them anymore. People are in love with them and politicians are afraid of them. ...