Sustrans design guidance


We use a range of innovative measures to improve public space, identifying and developing solutions that meet the needs of local people


We are experts in re-designing neighbourhoods to make them more people focused

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We design and build traffic free links between communities that are popular and well-used

Sustrans has developed up to date advice and guidance on the best ways to design and build routes for people to walk and cycle.

Handbook for cycle-friendly design

Our Handbook for Cycle-friendly Design offers key information, aiming to inform best practise among engineers and planners, and provides a concise and visual guide to cycle-friendly design. The detailed chapters cover the following areas:

Greenway management handbook

Wildlife conservation and improving biodiversity in parks and alongside roads is entirely possible with appropriate management.

For those who manage walking and cycling paths, bridleways, towpaths, old railways, forest roads or any other green, linear space our Greenway management handbook offers practical advice and examples of best practice. 

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