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

Plaza in Cardiff with people walking ©2017, Jonathan Bewley, all rights reserved
3 December 2018

In the third blog in our budget focus series, Steve Brooks, Sustrans Director for Wales, discusses how decisions taken in Wales this month will influence the future of the Nation.

It’s perhaps a cliché to say that politics in Wales is at a crossroads, but decisions...

Photo of bike resting on wall with icicles. Stock solutions/Alamy Stock Photos
28 November 2018

In this blog, Kevin Daniels, Sustrans supporter, discusses the injury risk posed by ice on the road surface to people cycling and presents recommendations for improving safety, drawing on a 2018 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) paper on delivering accident...

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