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People cycling on London's Cycle Superhighway ©2016, Jonathan Bewley, all rights reserved
Dr Andy Cope's picture
23 April 2019

The ways that we move around are highly complex. How we make decisions about the routes we elect to use, and the destinations that we need to reach or that we choose to visit, serve to influence where and how traffic flows. Add to this more personalised factors about the ways...

23 January 2019

It’s an exciting time to be involved in active travel.

The messages concerning the health and environmental benefits of walking and cycling are working their way into policy and the public consciousness. After doubling the budget for active travel in 2017 then...

Photo of woman pushing a pram across a residential road with a child on a children push bike.
15 January 2019

In the next couple of months, the Scottish Parliament will debate making 20mph the default speed limit on residential roads. ​

This is a simple change, but one that can help make our streets places for people to live safer, happier lives.

Why 20mph?

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Boy with bike wearing helmet and high visibility jacket, and man with bike wearing dark jacket and helmet, standing in front of grass, boat and sea
7 January 2019

Will, a Sustrans supporter from Manchester, and his son Charlie got into cycling together. So when Charlie, then 11 years old, suggested they attempt the long ride from Land’s...

Photo of a man and woman on bicycles, on a protected path in Glasgow centre.
19 December 2018

It is a sad reflection on the past that although it has one of the lowest rates of car ownership in Scotland by head of population, Glasgow is a city that has been shaped by cars, and has high levels of inequality as a consequence.

A lack of green, public spaces, along...

Cary Thompson with his bike and helmet. pic credit Cary Thompson
3 December 2018

Cary Thompson recently took part in Sustrans cycle training so he could be more confident commuting to work by bike.

This was provided at the Active Travel Hub in East Belfast as part of the CHIPS programme. He was so pleased with...

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