Policy and evidence

We work with and influence policy makers and partner organisations to make smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable.

people walking and cyclist

We're campaigning to improve everyday journeys for everyone. We make contributions that assist in the development of all official policy and guidance relevant to walking, cycling and public transport. 

walking on a bridge in foot bridge in Cardiff

Find out more about the impact of a selection of our projects by browsing our interactive map.

Policy & evidence

man with two boys and folding bike

We're collaborating with seven cities in the UK to report on progress towards making cycling an attractive and everyday means of travel. Bike Life is the biggest survey ever conducted on attitudes to cycling in the UK.

The consequences for our health and environment from air pollution are avoidable. If we improve air quality we improve quality of life for everyone.

child cycling to school

Regular physical activity is important from an early age to promote good physical and mental health, especially given the rising obesity levels in children. 

Highlights

women walking

The Sustrans Active Travel Toolbox provides guides, resources, tools and case studies to help local authorities and their partners make the case for and improve walking and cycling schemes.

people using a cycling and walking bridge to travel actively

We report on the impact of the funded Cycling Cities and Towns and the Cycling Demonstration Towns and conclude that investing in cycling in towns and cities cycling works.