Paths for Everyone

We want to see a UK-wide network of traffic-free paths for everyone, connecting cities, towns and countryside, loved by the communities they serve.

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We have two priorities - to make the Network safer and more accessible for everyone. Blockquote quotation marks
Sustrans Chief Executive, Xavier Brice

The National Cycle Network key stats

16,575 miles

of National Cycle Network cared for by us

4.4 million

people used the Network in 2017-18

By 2040 we want to see

5,000 more miles

of traffic-free paths

£7 billion

potential economic benefit realised

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Paths for Everyone report 2018

We published a report of the review of the National Cycle Network in November 2018.

Download the National Cycle Network: Paths for Everyone review report 2018
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Our role as custodian of the National Cycle Network

As part of the Paths for Everyone review report we set out our role as custodian of the Network

Our role as custodian
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Our recommendations from the review

As custodian of the Network, we will lead on 15 recommendations, working in partnership with local authorities, private and charitable landowners, national governments, agencies, users, local communities and all the many organisations that make the Network possible.

Read our recommendations

Explore the National Cycle Network

For inspiration and information about the National Cycle Network across the UK

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In times of high obesity and poor air quality, travelling actively has never been more important and the National Cycle Network is a key tool in helping address all of these problems. Blockquote quotation marks
Chris Boardman MBE

Have your say

You can contribute to the future development of the Network by telling us what you think needs to improve. This will help to inform and influence our longer-term plans.

Please use our interactive map tool to leave your comments.

Physical review and action plans for the UK nations and regions

For more detailed information about the physical review and the action plans for each region and nation, download the reports here:


If you would like to play a part or contribute towards our Paths for Everyone strategic priority please get in touch with our business development team.

Partnerships team

Partnerships team