The Walking and Cycling Index

Results are in for the biggest survey of walking, wheeling and cycling across the UK and Ireland.

Discover what people think in our Walking and Cycling Index

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Your donation enables us to continue caring for the National Cycle Network and working hard to improve walking, wheeling and cycling for everyone.

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Maps, guides and accessories in our Shop

All your cycle maps, guides and accessories now have free postage until 17 April in our Sustrans Shop. 

Browse our charity shop for spring cycle essentials and miles of National Cycle Network route inspiration. 

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In the last year, we've achieved some amazing things

203 miles

of walking, wheeling and cycling routes delivered in partnership

2.1 million

active journeys to school recorded in the 2022 Big Walk and Wheel

Explore the National Cycle Network

As custodians of the National Cycle Network, we couldn't be happier to see the signed routes and paths across the UK used by millions of people every year. But we don't want to stop there. We want to keep making the Network better, getting more people using it and creating paths for everyone.

Discover the National Cycle Network
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Stepping off the road to nowhere: Why we need to change direction on building homes

Too often, sprawling housing developments have been built without public transport links or basic amenities.

This builds over large areas of countryside and forces people into car-dependency or a feeling of isolation.

Our new report, in partnership with Create Streets uses a real-life proposed development in Chippenham, where 7,500 new homes have been planned, served by a new £75m road.

Our report shows how better design and investment decisions – based on ‘gentle density’ and sustainable transport – can deliver the same number of homes on just 40% of the land.

Find out more and download the report
The cover of the Disabled Citizens' Inquiry report, showing a group of people walking and wheeling down a street on a sunny day

Disabled Citizens' Inquiry

Bringing disabled people’s voices into the heart of decision-making can improve walking and wheeling for everyone.

We’re calling on local and national governments to give disabled people a voice when it comes to decisions that affect how they get around their local area.

Download the report