Policy

We're working to improve everyday journeys for everyone. We make contributions that assist in the development of all official active travel policy and guidance.

Walkable neighbourhoods: how to reduce car dependency in new development.

We surveyed 100 local planning authorities in England (outside London) to ask them about how they allocate sites for development.

Find out about the research results and our recomendations

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Ensuring walking and cycling is for everyone

Take a look at our information and guidance:

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Life after lockdown: Our policy briefing series

We explore how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting people in relation to transport and movement, and neighbourhoods and places in this series of briefing papers.

Read our Life after lockdown series
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Spatial planning reform

We’re working as part of the Better Planning Coalition to seek revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework. We’re calling for changes to spatial planning policy in England because the planning system has a vital role to play in creating places which enable everyone to live healthier, happier lives.

Read our six proposed amendments 

Our position on UK policies

Read our latest research

See our latest policy consultation submissions

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Making the case for active travel

We have research, guides, resources, tools and case studies to make the case for and improve walking and cycling schemes.

 

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Parliamentary champions

Our parliamentary champions believe in and advocate for the right of every child to be able to walk, cycle and scoot to school safely.

Is your MP on the list?

Policy Scan

Sustrans Policy Scan is a regular summary of key policy thinking, reports, announcements and consultations

Read the Policy Scan