We are Sustrans. We are the charity that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle.
We are engineers and educators, experts and advocates. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.
Sustrans works in partnership, bringing people together to find the right solutions. We make the case for walking and cycling by using robust evidence and showing what can be done.
We are grounded in communities and believe that grassroots support combined with political leadership drives real change, fast.
We make it easier for people to walk and cycle because it leads to:
·Happier, healthier people
·Greener, better local environments
·Stronger economies and communities
Connect people and places by developing routes that provide an easy and safe way to get in and out of places.
Create liveable neighbourhoods by working with communities to reclaim their streets and transform them into lively, community-centred places.
Transform the school run and commute by helping everyone discover the joy of cycling and walking, developing better routes for them to use, and encouraging support from their communities.
We walk and bike the talk.
We make the case for change by showing what can be done and influencing decision makers. Working with individuals and communities, we make walking and cycling an easy and everyday choice.
With over 40,000 supporters and 4,000 volunteers we are grounded in communities who want to see more of the change we can make happen.
The National Cycle Network is our longest running project and it's one of the reasons so many volunteers and supporters join us.
it currently runs within 2 miles of 75% of the UK population. We would like the Network to be accessible to as many people as possible and to pass through every city, bringing communities together and providing links to shops, schools, work and to other towns and cities.
Our vision is of a UK-wide Network of safe, traffic-free routes inspiring a new generation to get on their bikes.
Sustrans began life as Cyclebag, a charity set up in July 1977 in response to an energy crisis that was encouraging the whole world to look at different ways of travelling.
Since then, we have been making journeys safer and empowering people to make travel choices which are good for them, their neighbourhoods and the environment.
As we face the challenges ahead, we are adapting, to ensure we can continue to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.
We are a charity so we rely on funding from a variety of sources including charitable trusts, lottery funding, government and the private sector.
The National Cycle Network was made possible with a lottery grant of £43.5 million and our 40,000 supporters provide vital core funding.
We're working with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations right across the UK to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.
We're making journeys safer and empowering people to make travel choices which are good for them, their neighbourhoods and the environment.
Working together, we can make walking and cycling an easy and everyday choice.