Communities

Sustrans volunteers cleared trees from Godley turntable

Volunteers cleared trees and other vegetation from the old turntable | Photo credit: Justin Turnbull

Photo of bicycle by Godley railway turntable in autumn
Our volunteers are working with local schools in East Manchester to help turn an abandoned old railway turntable in Godley into a wildlife haven and community space. The Friends of the Trans Pennine...
30 January 2019
Photo of children removing litter from an embankment alongside a traffic-free section of National Cycle Network Route 1 in Brunstane, Edinburgh. Three children are using litter-pickers while two hold a refuse bag.

Children taking part in a litter-pick on National Cycle Network Route 1, Brunstane

Sustrans Scotland has today announced the opening of a new grant fund to support communities in making improvements to National Cycle Network routes across Scotland. The Network Action Grant Fund,...
29 January 2019
Photo of people gathering in a community setting with people on the sat on the stage in a row

Sustrans officers collect a certificate for their work teaching Syrian refugee women how to cycle

Sustrans helps Syrian refugee women gain independence by learning to cycle. Sustrans Officers in Taunton collected a certificate for their outstanding contributions in supporting and teaching a group...
15 January 2019
Photo of older man on a bicycle on Quietway 2 in Dalgarno Gardens, west London. There is a female pedestrian crossing street in the background

Freeing up our roads and making them safer for everyone makes environmental and economic sense

Photo of 2. Young woman on a bike riding on Quietway 2 on Westway, west London
Photo of young man on a bike in the foreground on Quietway 7 in Shepherd’s Bush, west London
We are proud to have published our latest London review. 'Our work in London 2019: Streets ahead' shows just some of the progress we've made to help transform the capital, working with London...
14 January 2019
A photo of the view from above the Scott Avenue Community Garden in Bowling, looking across the seating area and planters towards the River Clyde and Bowling Harbour in the sunshine.

Scott Avenue community garden, Bowling, Glasgow

A photo of three judges from Britain in Bloom sitting on a chainsaw carved bench incorporating numerous features celebrating the maritime history of East Haven village, including a fisherman and native fish

Britain in Bloom judges visit the ArtRoots funded chainsaw carved bench celebrating the maritime history of East Haven, Angus

A photo of local young people taking part in a Circus of Lights Glow Parade at dusk, holding giant mermaid and unicorn lanterns and glowing circus props along cycle path in Craigmillar, Edinburgh

Circus of Lights Glow Parade, Craigmillar, Edinburgh

A photo of local schoolchildren standing on National Cycle Network Route 7 beside the iron sculpture of Drover's Bho.

Drover's Bho sculpture, Strathyre, Stirling

Community groups across Scotland are being given the opportunity to apply for up to £5000 in funding towards artistic and aesthetic improvements to their local National Cycle Network routes. The...
8 January 2019
Two volunteers in a canoe passing refuse with a litter-picker to a volunteer on the shore of the Union Canal, Edinburgh during a Paddle Pickup

Community volunteers taking part in a Paddle Pickup on the Union Canal, National Cycle Network Route 75

Landscape with autumnal trees showing an on-road stretch of National Cycle Network Route 78 in Crinan

Crinan, National Cycle Network Route 78

The Network Action Grant Fund, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, seeks to empower communities in implementing improvements which make journeys on the National Cycle...
29 January 2019
Photo of a group of women cyclists wearing hi-vision jackets and helmest with bikes outside a building

A group of asylum seekers, refugees and migrant workers who took part in cycle training with Sustrans in Belfast

Christmas came early for some members of Belfast Friendship Club (BFC) who received second-hand bikes after completing cycle training with Sustrans. The group of 13 asylum seekers, refugees and...
19 December 2018
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
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

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