Cycling

cyclist riding through a 20 mile per hour zone in Edinburgh

©2017, Colin Hattersley all rights reserved

Sustrans Scotland is hugely disappointed at the Scottish Parliament’s rejection of the 20mph (restricted roads) Bill.  We had worked alongside many third sector bodies and charities to present...
13 June 2019
Three people holding ipad showing cycle map

Mayor Micheala Boyle at launch of a new online cycle and greenways map with Emma Hagger Sustrans Active Travel Officer and Mike Savage Greenways Development Officer, DCSDC

Krysten Maier, Sustrans Active Travel Officer with new bikes at Ebrington Square, L'Derry

Cycling in Derry~Londonderry got a double boost with two new resources launched in Bike Week (8-16 June). A new online map was launched by Derry and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) which marks out...
12 June 2019
man in shirt and tie with his bike outside an office. copyright Sustrans
Responding to the Government’s updates to the Cycle to Work Scheme, Xavier Brice Chief Executive at Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity, said: “We warmly welcome the new Cycle to Work Scheme...
10 June 2019
Man and woman using adapted bicycles ©2017, Jonathan Bewley

An estimated 84% of disabled people living in the UK’s biggest cities never cycle for local journeys, yet one third (33%) say they would like to start cycling

The “Inclusive cycling in towns and cities” report, published today by Sustrans and Arup highlights that women, older and disabled people continue to be neglected in cycling. This is despite the UK...
6 June 2019
Photo shows broadcaster Angellica Bell with pupils from St Richard Reynolds School at the start of Big Pedal

It was great to have the support of TV and radio broadcaster, Angellica Bell, at the launch of this year's Big Pedal with pupils from St Richard Reynolds School in Richmond.

Angellica Bell with pupils from Wormholt Primary School in west London

Angellica Bell was at Wormholt Primary School in west London for this year's Big Pedal as thousands of children walked, cycled or scooted to school.

Children enjoying the freedom of playing in the traffic-free street outside their school

We loved seeing children and parents at St Richard Reynolds school, Richmond, enjoying the freedom to play, cycle, walk and scoot on their traffic-free school street for the Big Pedal.

It’s been a fantastic Big Pedal year with a record-breaking number of schools taking part in our annual challenge. It was great to see so many families ditching the car and getting to schools under...
29 May 2019
A photo of some children in a class room putting their hands up

A total of 3.8% of school pupils said they cycled to school in 2018, up from 2.8% in 2010.

Children walking, cycling and scooting to school

The findings form part of the annual 2018 Hands Up Scotland Survey, an official statistic in Scotland.

The percentage of pupils cycling to school each year continues to increase according to new research released by Sustrans Scotland. A total of 3.8% of school pupils said they cycled to school in 2018...
24 May 2019

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