Liveable cities

Cyclists cross Baldwin Street, Bristol

Photo: Jonathan Bewely ©2017

Cyclist on protected path, Clarence Road Bristol

Photo: Jonathan Bewely ©2017

a crowded built-up street in Bristol

Photo: Jonathan Bewely ©2017

We fundamentally support 20mph and the benefits slower, safer speeds bring to the city and to vulnerable road users. Our policy is that all built up areas should have a default 20mph speed limit as...
16 July 2018
community meeting people standing talking in the street

Get together with your neighbours to discuss what you would like to change about your street

street planter and artwork

Street planters provide a green space with seating and the wall art adds colour and vibrancy

children playing hopscotch

Children enjoying playing hopscotch drawn with chalk on the pavement. Image credit: J Bewley/Sustrans.

Every street has the potential to be a place with greenery, clean air and priority given to people, enabling them to use the space as a community and travel actively. We have put together a list of...
12 July 2018
Dutch school children cycle to school

More than 25% of all trips are cycled in the Netherlands

Why We Cycle title

Dutch documentary film explores the impact of cycle-friendly cities

A Dutch documentary "Why We Cycle" will premiere in London on 18 July, a year after it was first screened at Velo-city 2017, a global conference on cycling and urban mobility. The film features...
11 July 2018
Two cyclists pose with bikes

Dundee City Development Committee Convener Lynne Short and Deputy Convener Mark Flynn celebrate Dundee’s Northern Links project being shortlisted for the competition.

A total of 10 ambitious active travel proposals from eight local authorities have been successful in the first phase of judging of Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links PLUS (CLPLUS) competition 2018....
9 July 2018
Car behind cyclist in bus lane

Image showing restrictions for a vehicle trying to pass a cyclist in bus lane in Belfast

Did you know the recommended safe distance when passing a cyclist on the road is 1.5 metres? Motor vehicles passing cyclists too closely can be intimidating and very dangerous, which puts less...
4 July 2018
Cyclist by John Lennon mural in Bristol
20mph road sign in Bristol street

20mph speed limits are up for review in Bristol

Bristol City Council is currently reviewing 20mph limits in Bristol – and you can have your say. A review of 20mph speed limits is currently underway to assess how well it is working in communities...
26 June 2018

Opening the new link with Greenwich Cabinet member for air quality, public realm and transport Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald and Mayor of London’s cycling commissioner Will Norman

Will Norman, London's cycling and walking commissioner thanks all those involved in the work, which will form part of new Quietway 14, on Sustrans' NCN1

Earlier this week we celebrated the completion of a longstanding “missing link” on National Cycle Network Route 1 on the Thames Path in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The fantastic new connection...
21 June 2018