Cycling and walking infrastructure design training

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We run bespoke training sessions to meet your organisations needs

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Our sessions are interactive and attendees have the opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field

Developed by professionals for professionals, our technical design training courses offer you the opportunity to learn from experts who have a wealth of practical know-how and hands-on experience.

Why train with Sustrans?


Our specialist trainers bring a wealth of practical knowhow and real life experience. Skilled in adult learning, each trainer has a distinguished career and is active in the practical delivery of sustainable transport initiatives.

Competitive rates

We make sure our courses are good value for money and provide a cost-effective way to develop your skills and knowledge. Investing in our courses provides a lasting legacy for your organisation.

Designed to suit you

Our courses are usually delivered to single organisations.  This means that there can be some scope to tailor the content of the course to ensure that the training meets your needs.

Sustrans’ Better by Design course encourages participants to think more like a cyclist, and to ‘think outside the box’ when it comes to providing cycle routes, particularly in congested urban areas. The course is the most comprehensive and well-structured cycle design course I have attended.

- Tim Totten, Engineer, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Our Courses

Better by Design: Cycling and walking infrastructure design

This recently revamped two-day course aims to inspire participants about why good spaces to move in sustainably are important, how to make the case for this and to identify what makes good spaces to move sustainably in (with a focus on cycling).

Day One: Introduction and overview in the types and functions of streets, places and routes.

Day Two: Best practice design examples to equip participants to be able to design high-quality streets and infrastructure to enable people to move in sustainably. This day will look in greater detail at the design of links, junctions and crossings and will include a practical exercise based on projects that delegates are working on.

Traffic-free routes

We take a detailed look at what it takes to create high-quality traffic-free routes, the constraints, how to apply realistic solutions to feasibility reports as well as to ongoing and planned construction projects.

Who is the training for?

The training programme is for professionals involved in the development and design of cycle-friendly highway schemes and off-road routes and networks. Over the last six years we have trained hundreds of professionals and practitioners in local authorities, not-for-profit organisations and consultancies.

Large group bookings

If you are a group of eight or more our expert trainers will come and deliver a course just for you.

Course arrangements must be made a minimum of three months in advance on a mutually convenient date.

The training will take place at your organisation, with the venue and equipment to be provided by you. The course will cater for between 8 and 12 delegates.

Course price: £2,500 + VAT per each full day course.

Terms and conditions apply.

To find out more about how we can meet your training needs please email [email protected]