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Here are some examples of how we have worked in partnership delivering successful projects that make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

Our work focusses on connecting people and places, transforming the school run and commute, and creating liveable neighbourhoods.

This helps deliver our vision of happier and healthier people, greener and better local environments, and stronger economies and communities.

Woman on bike cycling a Quietway

Quietways are a network of cycle routes throughout London that form part of the vision to transform cycling in the capital. 

We manage and coordinate the Quietways Programme across the London Boroughs to deliver a city-wide network of routes to TfL’s specification, as well as providing design services and helping to develop future routes.

We also provide stakeholder engagement resources for boroughs where needed.

School children learning to ride with Bike it Plus in London

Bike It Plus is a bespoke behaviour change programme for schools developed by Sustrans in partnership with Transport for London. 

Through a holistic approach involving students, staff, parents and the wider school community, we tailor a programme of activities and support to suit a school’s needs, aiming to normalise riding a bike and to increase the number of pupils regularly cycling to school. In 2016 our Bike It Plus team worked with 73,500 pupils.

Cyclists on Greener Greenway 8 in Scotland

Greener Greenways is a Biodiversity conservation project that focuses on 66 traffic-free walking and cycling routes owned or managed by Sustrans across Wales, England and Scotland.

We have worked with volunteers and partners across the North West, Yorkshire, the Midlands and Wales to record and monitor wildlife along 280km of traffic-free paths, manage habitats to protect and attract a wide variety of plants and animals, and run a variety of wildlife-themed events, as part of the Greener Greenways project.

People in cafe talking

We're collaborating with seven cities in the UK to report on progress towards making cycling an attractive and everyday means of travel.

Bike Life is the biggest survey ever conducted on attitudes to cycling in the UK and shows attitudes to cycling are overwhelmingly positive.

Unilever Leeds employees on bike

Unilever in Leeds has been working with Sustrans to get more staff actively commuting to work. Petra Smith, Quality & Innovation Manager, sees the benefits of active travel to both staff and the business.

Skelton Bridge is a cycle and footbridge over the River Aire completed in 2017, providing a missing link in the cycle network on the east side of Leeds, extending the existing Wyke Beck Way, and part of the City’s core cycle network.

people cycling and walking to work

We are working with partners in four European countries to enable more people to cycle to work. The CHIPS project will develop and promote cycle highways as an effective and cost-efficient low carbon solution for commuting towards and from urban employment poles.

CHIPS seeks to demonstrate that, especially in combination with the growing number of e-bikes, cycle highway innovation can effectively get commuters out of their cars.

To find out more about the projects we have worked on, please contact us.