Communities

picture showing representatives from Isle of Man government, Sustrans and local schools launching 'Active Travel'

Rosslyn Colderley (centre left) joined Isle of Man ministers, Manx cyclists and local school children at Ballakermeen High School to celebrate the launch of Active Travel

The Isle of Man Government has launched the start of a new £3.8 million Active Travel programme, to get more than 20% of people walking and cycling their everyday journeys by 2021. Our team in the...
9 October 2018
School children walk on a National Cycle Network route

Sustrans has launched Feet First Families in Hereford

We are very excited about the launch of the Feet First Families initiative in Hereford. We will be delivering free walking activities and promotions to schools and colleges in the Hereford area. The...
8 October 2018

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Chidren arriving at primary school on scotter and bicycle with parent

Photo credit: Jonathan Bewley ©2017

screen shot of community mapping tool

If you are unable to come along to a workshop, you can comment online using our easy to use Community Mapping Tool

St David’s Safer Routes in Communities is a co-design project that is working with St David's RC Primary School in Newport and the surrounding community to make improvements to the streets that will...
3 October 2018
Man and child in wood, posing next to woodcarving of gnome

Wood carver Stephen Tarr with Ruby, who named the carved gnome 'Sleepy John'

Two friendly gnomes are the latest fantastical creatures which have appeared along a section of the Trans Pennine Trail maintained by Sustrans volunteers in Yorkshire. Sleepy John and Clumbsy were...
27 September 2018
Men and women volunteers for Sustrans enjoy Festivol

Volunteers gather in Bristol for the three day Festivol celebration

Volunteers from across the UK arrived in Bristol for a special celebration that took place on Friday 14 September to Sunday 16 September. Held over three days at locations across Bristol, Festivol is...
24 September 2018
men, women with children and bikes in a green environment

Lord Mayor Cleo Lake, Sustrans England South Director James Cleeton and Cycle Sunday founder Vicki Cracknell and supporters enjoy a traffic-free day on the Downs.

Over 3,000 people enjoyed traffic-free cycling in Bristol at the weekend – a record number for the event that has been established since 2015. Cycle Sunday showcases traffic-free cycling...
21 September 2018
family on bikes in bee costumes

Winning bees: Nicola Dowling (left) and family were one of two winners of Micro-Scooters for their costumes in the Bee Ride. PICTURE: Lorraine Taylor.

queue of people lining up for the Beeride

The Bee Ride from Abbey Hey to Chorlton attracted around 50 people. PICTURE: Lorraine Taylor

people on bikes

Bee Ride winner Andrew Scott. PICTURE: Aspa Paltaglou.

Around 50 bike-riding bees made a buzz at Manchester’s first ‘FloopFest’ last weekend to celebrate the Fallowfield Loopline and gather views to help improve the popular walking, scooting and cycling...
19 September 2018
cyclists on Hadrian's Cycleway study map

The new funding for Hadrian's Cycleway will help create links between local attractions and businesses and the cycle route. Photo: Vicki Deritis/Sustrans

Cyclists on Hadrians Cycleway

Over 160,000 people a year use the 174 mile (National Cycle Network route 72) cycle and walking route

We are delighted to have won £48,362 from Solway, Border and Eden LEADER to improve the popular Hadrian’s Cycleway in Cumbria for tourists and local people. Over 160,000 people a year use the 174...
17 September 2018
Man on bike crossing busy road

Just 55% of people in Northern Ireland are satisfied with cycling infrastructure

People walking in Belfast city centre

Over a third of public in Northern Ireland dissatisfied with walking infrastructure

Infographic showing results of survey on walking, cycling and public transport

Government infographic showing results of survey on walking, cycling and public transport

We are calling for the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) to focus much more on improving walking and cycling infrastructure in Northern Ireland following the results of a public satisfaction survey...
13 September 2018
Silsden cycle route, West Yorks

The local community celebrated improvements on the Riddlesden to Silsden section of the Leeds-Liverpool canal. CREDIT: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

We attended a community celebration at Silsden on Saturday 18 August to mark the official re-opening of a section of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, following improvement works as part of a £2.9m...
29 August 2018

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