Sustrans says

Sustrans says is a selection of our recent policy-related articles, blog posts and news.

Government in serious danger of missing cycling and walking targets, say leading charities (23/01/19) The Government is in serious danger of missing its targets to increase levels of cycling and walking in England unless there is an increase in funding.  Giving evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee inquiry into Active Travel, Cycling UK, Sustrans and Living Streets urged the Government to make a significant increase in investment in active travel to address a public health crisis.

More cycling could prevent 34,000 life-threatening illnesses in seven major UK cities by 2040 (28/01/19) Sustrans has today published a new Bike Life report Transforming Cities: The potential of everyday cycling which looks at what the health, economic and environmental benefits of cycling could look like by 2040 in seven UK cities. An estimated 34,000 incidences of eight life-threatening conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, stroke, breast cancer and depression, would be prevented between 2017 and 2040, if cycling increased at rates like those seen since the millennium in London.

Sustrans comments on Clean Air Strategy (14/01/19) Responding to the publication of the UK Government’s Clean Air Strategy, Xavier Brice, CEO for Sustrans, said: “Whilst it is important that the Government has a strategy for tackling all forms of air pollution, we are disappointed by the Government’s failure to tackle solutions to reduce emissions from motor vehicles.”

Network Action Grant Fund launched for communities across Scotland (29/01/19) Sustrans Scotland has announced the opening of a new grant fund to support communities in making improvements to National Cycle Network routes across Scotland. 

How can we challenge the cycling gender gap? (29/01/19) Blog piece by James Cleeton examining ways of reducing the cycling gender gap from a personal perspective.

Our work in London – 2019: Streets ahead (15/01/19) Take a look at our latest review for some of the exciting projects that are helping to transform London into a healthier, happier city.