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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
Three female cyclists on cobbled street
1 November 2017

The American historian, sociologist and urbanist, Lewis Mumford observed that ‘trying to address congestion by building more traffic lanes is like trying to prevent obesity by loosening one’s belt’.

Mumford’s analogy is not only striking in its accuracy, but also in...

Cycling over the Gateshead Millenium Bridge in Newcastle ©2006, Sustrans / Cass Gilbert
By Tim Burns,
30 October 2017

Bike Life is gearing up to report on cycling progress in seven cities for the second time on14 November 2017. In the run up to these reports we explore what has changed in our cities and what this might mean for cycling.

Through our Bike Life project...

Sadiq Khan mayor of London listening to residents
23 October 2017

For place-making and street design, Sustrans, the Mayor of London and many London Boroughs share a similar vision of how we want our streets to work. We want streets that are healthier, greener and more attractive places in which to live, play and do business.

But what’...

'Play your cards right' game
20 October 2017

We recently hosted our annual School Active Travel Seminars, bringing together School Travel Professionals from local authorities throughout Scotland.

These events are an opportunity to network, share ideas, and hear national updates on encouraging walking, cycling and...

Categories: Schools
16 October 2017

For many of us, the way we get to the shops or how we travel to the dentist isn’t something we have to worry about.

However, more than 1 million Scots live in areas where the transport options can be the difference between getting support and services they need or going...