Active Travel Champions

People cycling to work on the Glasgow Kelvingrove Park to Anderson Station route

People cycling to work on the Glasgow Kelvingrove Park to Anderson Station route

Empowering individuals within workplaces, the Active Travel Champion project provides support, training, resources and funding to enable peer to peer promotion of walking and cycling for commuting and business travel.

Project Officers engage with contacts within key workplace departments to identify site specific barriers and opportunities for active travel, as well as particular active travel aims and objectives for that organisation.

Champions are provided with access to a fully funded package of training including; behaviour change, walk leader, cycle ride leader, bike mechanic skills and much more. Officers and Champions deliver a package of measures designed to impact policy, people, resources and infrastructure, all of which work toward encouraging more people to travel actively.

We also have a programme for students at universities and colleges who are interested in volunteering as Student Travel Champions. Get in touch for more information.


Engaging with workplaces over a 3 year time period the project aims to:

  • Establish a sustained culture of active travel by fostering a network of empowered Champions
  • Increase capacity at an organisational level to promote active travel to staff
  • Support organisations to improve staff health and wellbeing, reduce carbon emissions, and make business savings.

Since the project began Sustrans have trained and supported over 160 Active Travel Champions across 20 workplaces sites. Active Travel Champions is fully funded by Transport Scotland for 2017-18. Read more about the results of the project in our case studies


If you’re based at a workplace site in Edinburgh or Glasgow with 200 or more employees and are interested in joining the Active Travel Champions programme, please see our Application Pack for details of the project offer and our requirements from you.

Would you like Sustrans to work with your organisation? Contact our Scottish workplaces team