Air Quality

Mark Beaumont with school children Big Pedal 2018 launch event

Mark Beaumont at the Big Pedal 2018 launch event. Image credit: Andrew Lyons Photography

Big Pedal 2018 launch event at Torkington Primary School, Greater Manchester

Image credit: Andrew Lyons Photography

Over two fifths (43%) of children living in urban areas are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school, new figures reveal. A YouGov poll, carried out for Sustrans, surveyed over 1...
23 April 2018
In response to the findings of the unprecedented joint parliamentary committee report on improving air quality, Xavier Brice, our CEO said:  "We welcome and support the findings of the ‘Improving Air...
15 March 2018
Schoolgirls with bike and scooters at Belfast primary school

Lilah (5), Georgia (6) and Lucy (6) from Orangefield Primary School enjoy Feet First Families Day in Belfast.

Children walking to school in Portadown

Children walking to Bocombra Primary School in Portadown for Feet First Families Day.

Pupils at Rosemount Primary in Derry

Pupils enjoying their Feet First Families day at Rosemount Primary in Derry

Schools across Northern Ireland reclaimed their car parks today and turned them into fun creative places as part of Sustrans new Feet First Families Initiative. Most children in Northern Ireland that...
9 March 2018

Sustrans welcomes the verdict of the judge. We agree that the Government needs to show far greater leadership and urgency in bringing air pollution in the UK within legal limits

On the announcement of Client Earth’s successful legal action against the UK Government, Xavier Brice, Chief Executive at Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity said: “Sustrans welcomes the...
21 February 2018
Cyclist using new crossing on Quietway 2

The Mayor of London's new funding boost for boroughs is to help create healthier streets across the capital

Cyclist and pedestrian use bus stop by-pass on busy London street

Boroughs have responsibility for delivering transport, town centre and public space improvements to benefit the lives of Londoners

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London has announced a funding boost of £11.6m for London Boroughs in this year’s budget for councils to improve their streets and local neighbourhoods. London’s 33 boroughs will...
14 February 2018
Man cycling on Vauxhall Cycle Street

Image credit J Bewley

Vauxhall Street, a residential road in Lambeth, seemed like the ideal location to develop London’s first Cycle Street. But to deliver, it required some innovative thinking to come up with a simple...
9 February 2018