Young people

children walking and cycling to school in Edinburgh ©2017, Colin Hattersley

One in four cars on the road are estimated to be on the school run at peak times exposing our children to toxic air pollution and road danger

Responding to the publication of Unicef’s ‘Healthy Air for Every Child: A Call for National Action’ report, Xavier Brice, CEO for the walking and cycling charity Sustrans, said: “We welcome the...
5 February 2019
pupils of award winning school

Cwrt Rawlin Primary School Award Ceremony

A Caerphilly school near congestion hotspot have been awarded a Sustrans Award in recognition for reducing car use for journeys to school. A huge congratulations to Cwrt Rawlin Primary School, based...
28 January 2019
Photo of Angellica Bell posing by a road bicycle

I’m delighted to be supporting this year’s Big Pedal. It’s a fantastic way to encourage more children to cycle, walk or scoot– doing wonders for their health and the environment around them

Photo of two young girls walking to school on pavement by a road.

Photo credit: Neil Hanna

Families are being invited to take up the Big Pedal 2019 – the UK’s largest cycling, walking and scooting challenge for schools. This year’s competition is backed by Angellica Bell, British...
22 January 2019
Photo of Sustrans officer and school children in brightly coloured t-shirts in a classroom holding up pieces of paper.

Sustrans' air quality project officer, Daisy Addison and Eastbrook Primary school children make ending air pollution their New Year resolution

We are working with 25 schools across Sussex on a major air quality education project funded by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Working in partnership with Sussex...
21 January 2019
Photo of award presentation at Middleton Primary School, Peterborough, a representative from the school is given award by Sustrans representatives

Gemma Hughes and Eric Schneider presenting the award at Middleton Primary School, Peterborough.

A primary school in Peterborough is celebrating after coming out on top of a bike and scooter challenge that was held in the city between October and December 2018. A total of 364 bikes and 583...
7 January 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

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