New multi-million pound cycling route in Edinburgh city centre officially open

Celebrations got underway this week to mark the completion of the City Centre West to East Link (CCWEL) in Edinburgh, a £23 million project set to transform walking, wheeling and cycling across the city centre. On Wednesday 20th March, members of the local community and key delivery partners turned out in number to commemorate the close […]

Report finds residents want more money spent on ‘active travel’ schemes

A majority of residents in the Liverpool City Region want to move money currently spent on road building to fund more infrastructure that helps people walk, wheel, cycle or use public transport, according to a new report by the charity Sustrans with The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. The Liverpool City Region Walking and Cycling […]

Supporting children to travel actively: free scootability training in Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Road Safety Partners are supporting Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel by offering free Scootability training throughout the county during the first week of the Easter holidays (25 – 29 March). Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership is committed to providing young people with the training needed to make journeys safely. Team Rubicon, […]

A decade of success for the Sustrans Active School Travel programme

Sustrans is celebrating 10 years of delivering the Active School Travel programme in Northern Ireland, with another year of more children walking, scooting and cycling to school. Since 2013 the organisation has been introducing the next generation to active travel skills which will help them make more sustainable, healthier travel choices for the rest of […]

Start of £14m Arbroath active travel scheme delayed by two months

“Contractual hiccups” have caused a two-month delay to the start of a £14 million active travel project in Arbroath. The Courier newspaper reports partners in the project to transform the A92 running through the Angus town say they remain 100% committed to getting it underway as soon as possible. This month was due to see […]

Lack of transport choices leaving young people behind, report finds 

A new groundbreaking study warns that young people cannot access work, education, and social opportunities, due to transport barriers.  16-24-year-olds made 21% fewer trips compared to 25-64-year-olds in 2019 and this gap has widened over the past 20 years. At the stage in life when young people should be developing themselves, poor transport provision is preventing them […]

Study finds better streets and pavements will let older people be active for longer

A new study suggests older people could benefit from getting outdoors more in their neighbourhoods if there were better pavements and roads, alongside some measures to reduce or slow traffic. Research by Heriot-Watt University for walking, wheeling and cycling charity, Sustrans and funded by Transport Scotland, found that older adults valued walking and staying active […]

Sustrans says active travel must be part of Scotland’s journey to net zero

A new report by Sustrans shows that walking, wheeling and cycling could cut around a quarter of car emissions in Scotland. Karen McGregor, Director of Sustrans Scotland, has written a blog explaining “the positive impact the switch to active travel could have on communities and the environment”. Read it here: A new report from Sustrans […]

Six cycling and walking organisations criticise government’s ‘Plan for Drivers’

Six of the UK’s leading cycling and walking organisations have criticised the government’s ‘Plan for Drivers’, which announced at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday, saying it denies people their choice, health and freedom, reports Air Quality News. The following is a joint statement released  by the CEOs of Bikeability Trust, British Cycling, Cycling UK, Living […]

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