About us

We're the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle

The work we're doing is creating healthier places and happier people.

Woman walking on city street with people cycling in background

Our values

We follow five core values at Sustrans:

  • Including everyone
  • Having the courage to question
  • Acting local, thinking big
  • Getting things done, together
  • Always learning.
Share our vision and values? Then come and work with us

5.2 million

school run trips by car removed from the road

786 million

walking and cycling trips were made on the National Cycle Network

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Our society faces some profound challenges. From climate change and air pollution to physical and mental health crises, the pressures on communities across our four nations are growing. There is no silver bullet but the work of Sustrans and our partners provides an essential contribution to tackling the challenges of our time. Blockquote quotation marks
Lynne Berry, Sustrans Chair of Trustees
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We create places that are walkable and cycle-friendly

Family walking on Taff Trail

We support people, in their communities, to have the opportunity and ability to walk, cycle, scoot or wheel

We work with decision-makers to create policies that make walking and cycling a more attractive choice

Our Annual Review

Read about what we have achieved and be inspired: together we can make things happen.

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Our vision is a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

Our work to include everyone

We work to ensure that the benefits of walking and cycling are enjoyed by everyone fairly.

Read about our principle of 'For Everyone' and how we embed this in our work.
Sustrans staff at Bristol Pride 2018

Our people

Take a look at the amazing, talented and creative people behind Sustrans.

Read about our people
Sustrans executive team of directors

Our executive team of directors

Sustrans executive team of directors embody our charity's values and provide strong leadership with expertise and vision.

Meet our team of directors

Our board of trustees

We're thrilled to have the support of our trustees.

They each bring a wealth of experience and expertise to Sustrans.

Read about our Board of Trustees

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion, and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. We believe that these are essential attributes of any charity that seeks to promote valuable and lasting change in our society.

Our culture actively values difference and recognises that people from different backgrounds and experiences bring valuable insights to the workplace and enhance the way we work.

Supported by over 3,500 volunteers

The impact we have would not be possible without the support and ongoing commitment of our volunteers working tirelessly across the UK.

Volunteer with Sustrans

Thanks to our amazing volunteers

250,000 hours

given to making it easier to walk and cycle

48% told us

their wellbeing improved as a result

Our story: from 1977 to present day

Railway Paths Ltd

Railway Paths Ltd is a charity we work closely with. It was set up in 1998 to manage a large portfolio of disused railway land for transforming into walking and cycling routes.

Find out more about Railway Paths Ltd