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Infrastructure

Our roots lie in designing and developing high quality on and off-road walking and cycling routes, and these case studies show how we help connect communities by creating networks to enable people to cycle safely and conveniently.

man on bicycle. image credit J Bewley

Vauxhall Street, a residential road in Lambeth, seemed like the ideal location to develop London’s first Cycle Street, or fierstraat.

But to deliver, it required some innovative thinking to come up with a simple yet cost-effective solution for an urban street which couldn’t be segregated or closed.

Sustrans worked with the London Borough of Lambeth as well as residents and businesses on Vauxhall Street to create a street that puts people before cars.

Hollow humps slow cars to cycling speed while cyclists can travel comfortably and safely through the middle.