Case studies

researcher gathering travel to school data from pupils

The Hands Up Scotland Survey is crucial in helping local authorities and partners build an accurate picture of pupils’ daily travel habits to and from school.

The impartial and robust results provide a solid basis for policy makers to formulate their plans around active travel.

The HUB has been helping over 20,000 people in the most deprived, unhealthy areas to get more physical activity in their daily lives through sustainable travel.

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 revenue projects. We were commissioned to deliver Bike It Jobseekers to enable access to employment – the first time this approach had been piloted in the UK.

Our active travel officers are giving young people, parents and staff the confidence, enthusiasm and skills to travel by active means to schools and colleges in Devon.

In 2008 we brought a pioneering bike hire scheme to the UK for the first time to encourage cycling and walking at Leeds universities to help reduce traffic and car parking and improve health of students and staff.

Residents in front of Dunstable Travel Choices Hub

The Dunstable Travel Choices Hub was created to relieve congestion and facilitate growth, improve access to employment, promote sustainable and active travel and engage the community.

The Hub has reduced car journeys by a third and is estimated to generate £1.7 million for the economy over 10 years.

women on bikes outside Cobalt Business Park office buildings

Sustrans worked over a three year period with Cobalt Business Park in the North East of England to remove the barriers to sustainable commuting, reduce congestion and increase workplace health and productivity. The project achieved 520 fewer sick days per year, equating to £125,320 of accumulative savings for the business park per year.

Employees at Unilever get cycling

We worked with Unilever in Leeds to encourage people to get more active by cycling to work and in their leisure time to improve, health and well-being.

man cycling to work arrives more energised

The challenge is an online competition in which participants log their sustainable and active journeys to work. Employees compete to clock up the most walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing journeys, improving air quality and making healthier travel choices. 

large planters and wide pavements on the approach to Dublane station

Sustrans Scotland and Stirling Council worked with the local community and businesses to reimagine the approach to the towns' railway station, to create a space that feels more welcoming, is people friendly and inclusive.

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