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Sustrans welcomes Government’s urban strategy for future of mobility

Walking and cycling Sustrans has welcomed the Government’s Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy, which was announced yesterday. The review will explore regulations around new types of vehicles including e-scooters and e-cargo bike trailers, how sharing data can improve services by reducing congestion, and how journey planning and payment can be …

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The NCN: A national asset

The National Cycle Network could not only provide a potential boost to the cycle industry but also to communities up and down the UK, writes Laura Laker. Leisure and tourist users of the 16,575 miles of the National Cycle Network (NCN) generate £2.5 billion to local economies each year, with …

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Sustrans Scotland launches redesigned infrastructure fund

Walking and cycling charity Sustrans Scotland is launching a redesigned infrastructure fund, Places for Everyone, today. The fund is supported by Transport Scotland to invest in projects that create safer, more attractive streets and places for people to walk, cycle and wheel in. The new Places for Everyone fund is …

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Public Health England’s air quality review is ‘a significant step forward’

Public Health England’s air quality review is a ‘significant step forward’, walking and cycling charity Sustrans has said. The publication outlined a set of recommendations on how the Government can improve air quality, including banning cars outside schools, investing more in clean public transport and foot and cycle paths, as …

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Sustrans calls for support for National Cycle Network in Northern Ireland

Sustrans is calling for authorities across Northern Ireland to help ‘reinvigorate’ the 23-year-old National Cycle Network (NCN). The NCN is a network of 16,575 miles of signed routes spanning the UK, with over 1,000 miles in Northern Ireland. It is used by walkers, runners and wheelchair users, as well as …

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Sustrans calls for ‘school streets’ to be implemented to tackle air pollution

Sustrans has called for streets and public spaces to be redesigned and ‘school streets’ to be implemented in order to tackle air pollution. This comes as a joint survey by Unicef UK and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health found that 92% of child health experts believe the public …

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More cycling could “prevent 34,000 life-threatening illnesses” in seven UK cities by 2040

An estimated 34,000 incidences of eight life-threatening conditions, including type two diabetes, stroke, breast cancer and depression, would be prevented in seven cities between 2017 and 2040 if cycling increased at rates like those seen since the millennium in London, Sustrans has claimed.  The charity published a ‘first of its …

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Schools invited to take on ‘UK’s biggest’ cycling, walking and scooting challenge

Schools 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 television, radio presenter and cycling advocate, who took on the ‘Tour de Celeb’ in 2016. Organised by the walking and …

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Sustrans calls on Government to take ‘meaningful’ action on road transport emissions

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a new strategy with the aim to “clean up our air and save lives”. The measures set out in the Clean Air Strategy will cut the costs of air pollution to society by £1.7 billion every year by 2020, rising to £5.3 billion every …

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Making our roads safer needs a fresh approach

The world is changing, fast. Technological advances in transport and communication, political upheaval across the western world, and the ever-emerging reality of climate change are all forcing constant revaluation from the leaders of all sectors. The need to rethink tactics is not only essential in business, but also in campaigning. …

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