"Making it easier for people to walk and cycle leads to happier, healthier people, greener, better local environments and stronger economies and communities." - Xavier Brice, Chief Executive
Here are some highlights from our Annual Review 2016-17 that show what can be achieved as a result of the dedication of our staff, supporters, volunteers and partners.
To make it easier for people to walk and cycle, we develop routes that provide an easy and safe way to get to and from places.
In London, we’ve turned derelict railway sidings behind Millwall Football Club into a public square and a safe walking and cycling path that helps people avoid busy roads.
The path forms part of Quietway 1, the first London Quietway, linking Waterloo to Greenwich.
Our community-led design project in Bristol helped residents introduce sustainable urban drainage into their street, making it more attractive and better for walking and cycling. The children of Little Meads Primary Academy and local residents took part in workshops to develop designs to improve drainage along the road, reduce flood risk, improve water quality in the local area, and encourage more responsible driving.
“It made me think and feel more important and happy. It made me feel smart, involved and proud”. Pupil, Little Meads Primary Academy
In Northern Ireland, the Better By Bike for Workplaces course is designed to help people choose to cycle rather than use other less sustainable modes of travel.
By supporting employees to walk and cycle to work, our work has brought real benefits such as improving staff health and wellbeing, reducing absenteeism, increasing productivity and saving organisations money.
Find out more about:
Big pedal: the UK's largest inter-school cycling and walking competition.
Volunteers: the 4,000 fantastic individuals who are grounded in communities and are making a real difference in their local area.
Projects: examples of how we have worked with our clients to deliver change.
Over the next five years, we will focus on connecting people and places, creating liveable neighbourhoods, and transforming our school run and commutes.
We’ll be focussing more on new developments, to ensure that cycling and walking isn’t an afterthought, and we'll be working in challenging urban spaces to make travel more efficient, healthier and cleaner. And we’ll be helping people make safe and convenient trips to schools, work or the shops.
Join us on our journey.