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cyclists in manchester
11 January 2018

How effectively do Government policies take into account the health and environmental impacts of poor air quality? – asks Dr Andy Cope following Sustrans’ pioneering research which estimates the contribution of walking and cycling in reducing air pollution – and the subsequent...

Categories: Air Quality Health Policy
graphic of air quality model
6 December 2017

We all know walking and cycling improves air quality by removing motor vehicles from the road and replacing those trips with a mode that is emission-free. But what is the exact impact of walking and cycling on air quality? Is it measurable?

For the first time, we are...

Categories: Air Quality Policy
Cyclists on Quietway Route 1 between South Bermondsey Station and Millwall FC
5 December 2017

As urban transport systems are embracing smart tech, aren’t we overlooking the potential of simpler, more familiar solutions to move people around? Dr Andy Cope reflects on this year’s Autonomy and Urban Mobility Summit in Paris.

There are moments of radical change, new...

Cyclists on protected Connect 2 path
27 November 2017

This article was first published online by The Sunday Times on 26 November 2017.

Scotland’s air quality crisis cannot be solved by waiting...

A led ride from Raising the Standards Day
21 November 2017

The year ahead promises to be incredibly exciting for delivering high quality cycling and walking infrastructure in Scotland.

Sustrans recognises the importance of bringing partners together from across the country to share learning and best practice which is why, four...

Categories: Liveable cities Policy
protected bike lane Oxford road Manchester cycle superhighway and female cyclist
By Tim Burns,
16 November 2017

Bike Life 2017 showed strong support for cycling by residents in the seven UK participating cities. Almost four in five residents support building more protected cycle lanes, on our streets, even when this could mean less space for other vehicles. And 64% of residents said...

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