Sustrans in Northern Ireland

We're working with schools, workplaces, and communities in Northern Ireland to encourage people to walk and cycle for their everyday journeys.

The three key pillars of our work in Northern Ireland are behaviour change, improving infrastructure, and influencing Government to create more liveable places for everyone.

Sustrans schools officer with dad and son on bike

Schools

Find out about our Active School Travel Programme - an exciting initiative for schools who wish to see more of their pupils choosing an active and healthy journey to school.

Active School Travel in Northern Ireland
Two people from LORAG’s Wheely Inclusive Cycling Project stopping at The Big Fish on a Sustrans led ride

Communities

Our Community Active Travel Programme is about encouraging people across Belfast to walk and cycle more as part of everyday life.

Community Active Travel Programme in Northern Ireland
Employees from Citi Group using the smoothie bike on Cycle to Work Day Belfast

Workplaces

In Northern Ireland, we support employers to encourage their employees to consider active travel in their daily routine. Find out how we are engaging Northern Ireland workers with active travel.

Does your workplace want to attract and keep your best talent by making their commute by bike easier and stress-free? Integrate cycling into your business in a positive and simple way by joining the Cycle-Friendly Employer Accreditation Scheme.

Bike mechanic fixing bike on a stand

Belfast Active Travel Hub

We are working in east Belfast to change commuter habits from driving to cycling to work. Our Active Travel Hub in East Belfast sits at the intersection of the Comber and Connswater Community Greenways.

Active Travel Hub in Belfast

Cycling in Northern Ireland

Sustrans staff member running a cycle training course with man on bike

Cycle training

As more people are taking up cycling, there is a greater need than ever to ensure good cycling skills. Sustrans can help you or your organisation learn to cycle safely and confidently on the road.

Cycle training in Northern Ireland
ictured launching the new Glider cycle shelters are L-R Richard Anderson, Translink, Martha Robb, Sustrans and Clive Robinson, Department for Infrastructure.

Secure Cycle Parking

Cyclists can now benefit from secure bike storage facilities.

Secure cycle parking in Northern Ireland
Three people posing with a bike outside a shop with flyers in hand Pedal Perks launch in Northern Ireland

Pedal Perks

Our cyclist loyalty scheme -‘Pedal Perks’ - in East Belfast hopes to encourage more people to cycle to local shops and cafes in the area.

Take a look at which stores are taking part and bag yourself a bargain.

Pedal Perks Cycle Reward Scheme in Northern Ireland

Policy & Influencing

Cars and cyclist riding along ideal bike lane width with annotation

Policy

We are working to ensure local authorities deliver policies and projects that enable more people to walk, cycle and use public transport.

Policy and influencing in Northern Ireland
Two Young Men Pushing A Bike Past The Palm House In Botanic Gardens, South Belfast

Bike Life

Sustrans is working in partnership with cities across the UK to report on progress towards making cycling an attractive and everyday means of travel.

Bike Life Belfast 2017 report (pdf)

The National Cycle Network in Northern Ireland

There are now over 1000 miles of National Cycle Network across Northern Ireland, many of which link to the Republic. Explore walking and cycling routes in Northern Ireland using our online map or see a list of all Northern Ireland routes.

Easy rides in Northern Ireland

Latest news in Northern Ireland

Volunteering in Northern Ireland

Why not join our team of more than 150 volunteers across Northern Ireland helping to look after the National Cycle Network and get more people walking and cycling.

Volunteer with Sustrans