We're the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle
Bringing disabled people’s voices into the heart of decision-making can improve walking and wheeling for everyone.
Find out more about disabled people’s experiences of walking and wheeling in the UK, and how we can make our places and transport more inclusive and accessible.Download the report
Cities and towns should be places that prioritise the people who live and spend time there. For too long they have been designed around cars, leaving less space for walking, cycling and spending time in; things that make our lives better and add to our happiness.
Car-dominated spaces create congestion and damage our environment and health. They harm people who are already disadvantaged the most.
Our cities and towns can – and should – be designed with everyone’s health and wellbeing in mind, rather than cars.
At Sustrans, we create places that connect us to each other and what we need, where everyone can thrive without having to use a car. Sociable places where friends and facilities are a short walk away, and it’s easy and pleasant to travel beyond our neighbourhood.
These are communities in which friendships are made and people belong. Places with clean air and green spaces where everyone has the choice to walk, cycle, scoot or wheel safely to school, work and around their local area.
We don’t work alone to create liveable towns and cities. We bring together the people who live and spend time there, including those with seldom-heard voices, to make the change they want to see.
Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking and scooting challenge. It inspires hundreds of thousands of pupils, staff and parents to choose human power for their journey to school.Find out more about the Big Pedal
Sustrans Scotland provides advice, support and funding for the creation of infrastructure that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle for everyday journeys. Funded by Transport Scotland, we’ve used our knowledge and experience to back hundreds of projects across Scotland since 2010.Take a look at the project
We’re working as part of the Better Planning Coalition to seek revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework. We’re calling for changes to spatial planning policy in England because the planning system has a vital role to play in creating places which enable everyone to live healthier, happier lives.
Our cyclist loyalty scheme - Pedal Perks - hopes to encourage more people to cycle to local shops and cafes. Find a business near you and join the scheme.Read about Pedal Perks
We delivered a project in Marks Gate in East London combining community-led street design, behaviour change and infrastructure improvements to increase opportunities for walking and cycling whilst creating a lively and more people-centred environment.See what we learnt
The National Cycle Network is a network of signed paths and routes for walking, cycling and exploring outdoors.
Read our vision for a National Cycle Network that is safer and more accessible for everyone.
We’re working with Reading Borough Council, the Canal and River Trust and Thames Valley Police to redesign barriers on the popular traffic-free path between Katesgrove, Waterloo Meadows and Fobney Lock.See how we're making the route more accessible
Funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, the new link sees the first protected pathway for walking, cycling and wheeling between the rural communities of North Connel and Benderloch, Argyll and Bute.Read more about this significant milestone
We opened a brand new 17-kilometre route between Narberth and Haverfordwest which incorporates traffic-free sections and quiet roads and follows existing highways, tracks, bridleways and public footpaths.Take a look at the project
In the face of a national climate and ecological emergency, traffic-free paths have the power to improve biodiversity and protect wildlife.
Our theory of change:
We can offer you tailored solutions that are practical and pragmatic, delivering your vision from the strategic policy level, right down to schemes on the ground.Read about our approach