Air Quality

Photo of Manor Powis Roundabout, National Route 76, one of the six Scottish activation projects identified as part of the National Cycle Network Review in 2018. Path users exit from a traffic-free section directly on to a very busy multi-lane roundabout on the A907, east of Stirling. The roundabout is a key barrier for users of the well-known Round the Forth circuit, heading to and from Clackmannanshire.

It is clear we need fewer, not just cleaner, vehicles on our roads to truly tackle poor air quality | Photo credit: Julie Howden, all rights reserved ©2018

Responding to the publication of the UK Government’s Clean Air Strategy, Xavier Brice, CEO for Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity said: “Whilst it is important that the Government has a...
14 January 2019
woman with bicycle

Maheswari completed cycle training as part of the CHIPS project and is now cycling to work using the Comber and Connswater Greenways.

Young mum Maheswari couldn't cycle last summer but thanks to Sustrans cycle training she is now cycling for pleasure as well as to and from work in Belfast. When walking to work last summer,...
22 March 2019
Photo of a group of people, including a man, woman and children, on a closed street.

“The benefits of walking and cycling are well documented especially for tackling the issues of poor air quality, congestion and obesity" James Cleeton, Sustrans Director South

Photo of children taking part in spray painting a street, all wearing protective clothing.

South Lawn Terrace was closed to through traffic for the afternoon and the children assisted in laying a bright and colourful dragon motif onto the road surface outside the school

Photo of closed off street with spray painted sections

We have been working with pupils and staff at St Michael’s Primary School and the local community through a series of workshops to develop ideas for improving the streets around the school.

Pupils at St Michaels Academy in Exeter helped to trial temporary changes recently to the street outside their school, to encourage more people to walk and cycle. South Lawn Terrace was closed to...
13 December 2018
Photo of butcher posing on ecargo-bike outside butchers shop in Greenwich.

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sustrans and Greenwich in changing the way we make our deliveries" - Drings owner, Michael Jones

A butcher in the borough of Greenwich has cut its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by using an electric cargo bike for local deliveries, as part of a six-month trial, delivered by Sustrans. The project...
11 December 2018
Men and women on bikes outdoors wearing high vis clothing in the rain

Sustrans South East Volunteer of the Year Sheila Fox

A senior lady holds up an award and is congratulated by men and women.

Sustrans Volunteer of the Year 2018, Sheila Fox, is presented with her award by Sustrans England South Director, James Cleeton.

Sheila Fox has lots to celebrate this festive season because she was recently announced as the Sustrans South East Volunteer of the Year 2018. A retired pre-school manager from Southampton, Sheila's...
10 December 2018
man and child on bike

Connect2 delivered 84 new walking and cycling routes which have transformed everyday travel for local people across the UK

woman with children and pushchair crossing bridge

The Pont-y-Werin bridge linking Penarth to Cardiff was completed as part of the Connect2 project

This blog was co-written by Dr Andre Neves, Delivery Planner - Active Travel, Transport for London, Dr Christian Brand, Associate Professor and Acting Director, Transport Studies Unit, University of...
5 November 2018

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