North West

litter picking on the Liverpool loopline

The Liverpool Loopline litter pickers go out every Tuesday. Elaine O'Callaghan (left) was voted Volunteer of the Year for the North of England.

suspect WW2 bomb on the Liverpool Loopline

The suspected World War Two bomb turned out to be a harmless metal canister

One discovery stands out amongst the usual drinks cans, crisp packets and takeaway boxes in our volunteer group’s records of 800 bin bags of litter picked on the Liverpool Loop Line in 2018: Nestled...
5 February 2019
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 event space. The Friends of the Trans...
30 January 2019
children cycling along the Liverpool Loopline

The Liverpool Loop Line has a broad mix of native woodland, grassland and wildflowers, which are a haven for local wildlife species. Image credit: Chris Foster/Sustrans

We have developed a Woodland Plan for the Liverpool Loop Line to help make the route better for path users and wildlife. The former railway line runs from Halewood to Aintree is traffic-free and...
19 October 2018
the Lord Mayor of York with children from Acomb Primary school

The Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Keith Orrell presented the Modeshift STARS Gold award to children at Acomb Primary School. PHOTO: Steve Tipton

We are delighted that Acomb Primary School has received the Modeshift STARS Gold award following our work with iTravel York to get more pupils cycling and walking on their journeys to school....
15 October 2018
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
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
Woman poses by bicycle

"Cycling makes me feel free, alive, happy and generally self-reliant"

Emily Griffiths works in Health Informatics at the University of Manchester. In this article, she talks about cycling in Manchester. "I started cycling when I was a student, as a cheap, easy way of...
16 August 2018
Floopfest cycling and walking festival
15 September 2018
Join us to create a festival buzz on Manchester’s favourite walking and cycle path from Chorlton to Abbey Hey. Join a musical Bee Ride along the Fallowfield Loop traffic-free path or walk, scoot or...

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