The impact of our work

We work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cheaper, cleaner journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in.

Why? Well, we think that the way that we travel needs to change. But more than that, we can see the positive impacts that our work has had, and is having, on those people that it affects.

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Part of the Valleys Cycle Network, the new route has created better access to the beautiful Welsh valleys as well as linking to local towns, shops and attractions.
A new route has given residents a safe way to explore Port Talbot and the surrounding valley
Reopening a Grade II listed viaduct and building new ramps on an existing bridge offers cyclists and walkers safe crossings of the railway line, busy roads and the River Avon
Refurbishing a key stretch of canal towpath between Sale and Stretford, transforming it into a safe and properly surfaced traffic-free route for walking and cycling
Creating new traffic-free paths to industrial sites offers employees an easy way to walk and cycle to work
Creating a scenic route along the River Dour has transformed everyday travel around Dover
A new Willow Bridge, a landmark structure crossing the floodplain, links Eaton Socon with Eynesbury and opens up a huge traffic-free, riverside circuit for walkers and cyclists, near to the centre of St Neots
Creating a continuous walking and cycling network in Scunthorpe for local people, school children and students
A new traffic-free bridge alongside the busy and narrow road bridge in Topsham means more primary school children can walk, cycle or scoot to school
Reopening a former road across a disused airfield, providing a pleasant, traffic-free alternative to the busy main road and developing routes from the airfield to link with housing and facilities in Watton
More people are cycling and walking thanks to a traffic free route between Blackwood and Hollybush
Residents in Bethnal Green can now avoid busy roads and enjoy a safe cycling and walking route taking in the picturesque Regents Canal to East London’s finest parks
A vital traffic-free link helps local students and staff travel to the high school on foot or by bike, and provides local residents with a pleasant route to work and the shops
A vital traffic-free route has reconnected local communities and given pupils safer routes to school
A fantastic and mostly traffic-free route from Nailsea in North Somerset right into the heart of Bristol for commuters, families and students.
Creating better links to green spaces has encouraged more people to travel on foot and by bike
A new bridge across the River Weaver has reconnected communities
A community-led scheme providing new links into the town centre and along the River Monmow.
Building new bridges across a river and railway to connect Killamarsh to the Halfway Tram Terminus in Sheffield, Rother Valley Country Park and the National Cycle Network
A network of links has connected some of Plymouth’s most deprived communities into the city centre and employment sites
Providing a safe route away from busy local roads has encouraged more people to walk and cycle in Hamilton and Larkhall
A traffic free route links Kirby town centre to the train station, two primary schools and the industrial estates
Creating a traffic-free alternative to a busy main road has provided cyclists and walkers with a direct link between Nantwich and Crewe.
A new coastal path takes people away from a busy and dangerous road and links them to key destinations
Local demand led to a much needed and well used traffic-free route for walking and cycling that has transformed everyday travel
New routes have made it easier to get around and has led to an increase in walking and cycling between Newport and Caerleon
Building a new harbour bridge, transforming part of the town centre into a pedestrian area and installing better road crossings for cyclists and walkers in Shoreham.
The new route along the racecourse is enabling residents in Kingsteignton to cycle and walk to the shops, schools and workplaces in Newton Abbot
An innovative new cycling and walking route has given local residents a safe and direct way to travel between the two towns
Creating an underpass for walkers and cyclists under the railway line in Royston to provide a much-needed safe route for local people to the town centre and local amenities
Using locally-tailored packages we provide a real alternative to the car for trips to schools, colleges and universities, reducing congestion, improving journey reliability and boosting local economies.
The Access to Stations programme is a portfolio of specifically tailored projects to increase walking and cycling to 20 stations in eight locations across England. The lead authority is Bedford Borough Council, with project activities managed by Sustrans. The programme combines infrastructure measures with behaviour change work.
The People’s Bridge has connected people living in Cardiff and Penarth and given them better access to Cardiff Bay
A new circular network of cycling and walking paths has reconnected Bedlington’s communities and linked them to local beauty spots along the River Blyth and through Gallagher Park
Improving access routes in and around Leicestershire’s Watermead Park has reconnected local people with a peaceful retreat from city life
An ambitious project to revitalise the urban environment in Bradford has linked communities together and enabled safe, easy access to the city centre on foot and by bike
A new walking and cycling bridge across the River Swale in North Yorkshire has provided local people with vital rural links
A new walking and cycling bridge over the railway at Ballymoney has linked the town centre with a new network of paths in and around Riverside Park
Sustrans worked with employee volunteers from international law firm Skadeen to help them promote walking and cycling options to work during the London 2012 Games.
Bristol had places which did not feel like inviting spaces to move through, or to play and socialise in. We worked with communities to help transform their streets into safer, greener and more active places to live.
Sustrans has transformed a disused railway viaduct over the River Nith in Dumfries into a picturesque and popular walking and cycling route for the whole community
Ashton Gate School in Bristol is situated on a busy cut-through road. The school approached us to support them develop solutions to the challenges they were facing. Community-led street design helped residents to re-design their own streets affordably.
Sustrans’ community-led street redesign project in Hamp forms part of The Bridgwater Way Programme, a £4.34m investment in walking and cycling across the town.
A community-led street design project in Haringey that helped residents to redesign their own street affordably, making it a safer more attractive place to live.
Completing a path in the heart of the National Forest has given local residents and tourists the opportunity to enjoy the areas attractions on foot or by bike
An improved crossing over the River Dee and an extension of the Chester greenway has connected communities into Chester city centre
A new traffic-free walking and cycling route provides an essential link between local villages, the University of Warwick, Tile Hill railway station and Kenilworth town centre
Improvements in Southwark have made it easier for walkers and cyclists to access the area’s wonderful waterways, parks and docklands and has brought communities closer together
The Nidderdale Greenway is a new traffic-free route along a former railway line giving walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users a long-awaited alternative to busy roads
Developing a new traffic-free route from Corr’s Corner in Newtownabbey to the shores of Belfast Lough at Whiteabbey, to provide people with great cycling and walking links right into Belfast city centre, or out into beautiful surrounding countryside
A safe alternative to the busy Lower Harpenden Road, along the line of a dismantled railway
New routes along the river corridor and into the city have led to impressive plans for a bigger cycling and walking network for Norwich
Connecting Leasingham and Sleaford with a traffic-free route and creating improved links into the town centres has encouraged local residents to travel on foot and by bike more often
Linking the centre of Rochdale to surrounding neighbourhoods and green spaces via the peaceful Rochdale canal
The Challenge is Sustrans’ web-based interactive employee competition for cycling and walking. It allows individuals, groups or entire companies to compete for fantastic prizes, each logging their cycling and walking journeys online and contributing to the fun of the Challenge.
Connecting Huyton, Whiston, the business park and residential areas through a former landfill site.
Making changes to road layouts in North London has created calmer, safer streets that encourage walking and cycling
A network of traffic-free routes in Blyth which also connects to neighbouring Bedlington has made walking and cycling the natural choice for residents
The new Wyke Beck Way links communities along a green corridor and provides a safe route to the attractions of Roundhay Park and Temple Newsam Park
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Pocket Places for People is a family of projects funded by the People's Health Trust, which improved people’s health and wellbeing by empowering communities to make changes to these streets and urban spaces.
A beautiful new route and bridge over the River Goyt linking Marple and Stockport through Chadkirk Country Park
Developing essential traffic-free paths in Stockbridge in Hampshire has benefitted local people, school children and tourists
A much-needed new bridge over Newstead Road has completed a direct route between Weymouth and Portland
A striking new bridge over the River Severn has opened up the city’s riverside and made it easier for people to get around Worcester quickly and safely on foot and by bike
Re-establishing the connection, which was previously virtually impossible, between Paddington Green and the Paddington Station and Paddington Canal Basin areas has vastly expanded access by foot and bicycle for the new businesses around the basin and provided access to the facilities and shops for the residents and schools to the north of the Harrow Road
A new route for cycling and walking links the northwest of Hereford, right the way across the city centre and out to the southeast, serving many different types of everyday journey
The Dings Home Zone project brought communities together to help them redesign their streets, putting people at their heart and making them safer and more attractive places to live.
Hundreds of employees at Unilever’s factory in Leeds have engaged with Sustrans on walking or cycling to work.
Sustrans worked over a three year period with Cobalt Business Park 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.
A safe, largely off-road walking and cycling route has provided residents in Erdington, Castle Vale, Falcon Lodge and Sutton Coldfield with an easy link to the green oasis of the New Hall Valley
New routes for cyclists and pedestrians have filled gaps to make it easier to get around without a car
Connecting Everton Park with the newly refurbished towpaths of the Leeds Liverpool canal has transformed day to day travel for local residents
Creating a continuous traffic free walking and cycling path is helping to get people active and healthy
A new boardwalk and connecting paths has created a traffic free route into the City Centre for pedestrians and cyclists
Carrying out essential repairs to the canal towpath at Falkirk has enabled its many users to continue using it for everyday trips by bike and on foot
Bringing bridges, viaducts and a tunnel back into use and creating new paths has reconnected Dewsbury town centre
Creating new traffic-free routes, installing better crossings, improving road junctions and introducing contra-flow cycle lanes to make it easier to cycle and walk in Shrewsbury
Connecting existing infrastructure to create a continuous cycling and walking route close to the Ingrebourne River, linking communities, providing easy access to local amenities and leisure opportunities
Transformation of an intimidating and unsafe one-way road system into a new public space has provided a traffic free environment for residents, pupils and parents of the three local schools.
Converting a disused railway line into an attractive greenway has reconnected communities in Bury
After flooding hit Cumbria in 2009, Sustrans helped rebuild a popular walking and cycling bridge in Workington
A fantastic new walking and cycling route has given local people a traffic free way to access a local beauty spot
Sustrans' free six-week active travel to school guide helped significantly reduce traffic around St Nicholas Chantry Primary School in Clevedon - and encouraged more pupils onto their bikes and scooters.
Residents now have a traffic free route into the city centre which also connects them with beautiful green spaces
New cycling routes have reconnected local residents to the city centre and surrounding countryside
A new bridge and path over the busy A10 has linked St Mary’s School to Cedars Park and created a vital connection between Bury Green and Waltham Cross.
Producing a clear and uncluttered map for Crewe, to include walking, cycling and public transport routes.
Sustrans' Active Steps Programme in Luton and South Hampshire has dramatically changed the way local people travel and improved health outcomes for participants.
Sustrans Travel Hubs form part of an integrated approach to promoting sustainable forms of transport, enabling people to easily access all the information and support they need.
The iconic route which has renovated two tunnels, a disused railway line and a viaduct has transformed travel for local residents
New walking and cycling links in Tyneside have helped people negotiate the A194 and two of Tyneside’s busiest roundabouts
Creating a new riverside traffic-free route that links to the new Peace Bridge has enabled many more people to get around the city on foot or by bike
Sustrans and Dorset County Council work together to design and create Active Travel maps for Weymouth.
In the North East we work with whole families and the wider community to establish new healthy lifestyle patterns. Our projects are a result of partnerships we have developed between transport, planning and Public Health leads.
Sustrans is working as part of the Connected initiative with Derby City Council, and other partners, to provide a year-round personalised travel advice service to thousands of employees in South East Derby.