East Midlands

Clean Air Day in Leicester

Families were asked to consider how they could change their own travel behaviour to improve the local air quality.

Clean Air Day in Leicester

Funded by Leicester City Council, we work with local schools to encourage more young people to take part in active travel such as walking and cycling.

Overdale Infant and Junior School in Leicester has been taking part in a cycle, walk and scoot to school day as part of Clean Air Day 2017, a national campaign to raise awareness of the problems...
19 June 2017
Pupils on a group bicyle ride

Pupils from Fagley Primary School on a led cycle ride

Children learning how to scoot

Active travel officers work with the children and parents to promote walking, cycling and scootering

Bradford has one of the biggest childhood deprivation and obesity rates in the country. Working with Bradford Metropolitan District Council's Public Health team, we developed a programme of cycling...
24 April 2017
Bennerley Viaduct at Dawn
Our plan to bring Bennerley Viaduct back into use as a walking and cycling trail has received another boost - this time from three Erewash Borough Councillors. Local Councillors James Dawson,...
28 March 2017

The Travel Choices Hub in Dunstable was a key component in the delivery of Central Bedfordshire’s aspirations

Since 2013, there have been over 17,000 visits – equivalent to almost half of Dunstable’s population

52% of participants report being more physically active

The Travel Choices Hub in Dunstable has generated £1.7 million for the economy and reduced car journeys by a third.  Executive summary  The Travel Choices Hub, Dunstable, was funded by Central...
14 March 2017
Maggie Throup MP meets Dave Clasby from Sustrans at Bennerley Viaduct
Anna Soubry MP meets Matt Easter from Sustrans at Bennerley Viaduct
Two prominent local MPs are backing our plans to restore the historic Bennerley Viaduct which sits on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Following recent visits to the site, Anna...
13 March 2017
Views of Bennerley Viaduct at dawn

Views of Bennerley Viaduct at dawn

Side view of the Bennerley Viaduct and underside

Hundreds of hours of volunteer time has been given to remove damaging scrub vegetation from under the viaduct

Bennerley Viaduct stands as a monument to a former age when coal was king. Built in 1877, the wrought iron viaduct is one of two that survive in this country. The viaduct has local, regional and...
15 February 2017
Chris Sims and two Sustrans project officers with bike

Bike It Jobseekers in Derby helped people like Chris (picture left) get to work

Kimberley Jowitt with Sustrans project officer

“I wasn’t using the bike before, it was in the garden rusting. Now I’m riding it around the estate – it’s helping me to get fit and it’s saving me money on bus fares!”

In 2012, Derby City Council were awarded a grant of £4.9 million by the Department of Transport through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund - £1.85 million in capital funding and £3.1 million for...
6 December 2016