Tag Archives: Sustrans

PM kickstarts £2 billion cycling and walking ‘revolution’

Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription will be rolled out under new plans to overhaul cycling and walking in England launched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The new plan aims to build on the significant increase in the number …

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New report shows “large unmet demand” for cycling from ethnic minority and disadvantaged groups

Cycling for Everyone, a new report by Sustrans and Arup, has highlighted the inequalities within cycling participation in urban areas between different demographics, including those from ethnic minority groups, women, disabled people, older people and those at greater risk of deprivation. COVID-19 has brought to light many disparities within society, …

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COVID-19: A life-changing moment

Rebecca Morley explores how COVID-19 will impact the way we travel in the UK In just a matter of months, COVID-19 has changed a decade’s worth of habits, even our most entrenched ones. More and more people are turning to cycling for their commutes and exercise, prompting local authorities to …

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77% of Brits ‘support local measures to encourage cycling and walking’

77% of Brits support measures in their local area to encourage cycling and walking, YouGov research has shown. The research also shows that 70% believe more people cycling would reduce traffic congestion across the country and 65% of all Britons ‒ rising to 80% of those with an opinion one …

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£38 million to make Wales safer for cycling, scooting and walking

The Welsh Government has announced £38 million to make the country a safer place to cycle, scoot and walk. Together with the £15.4 million announced last month, this is the “largest-ever” investment in local active travel improvements in Wales, which will fund projects to make it safer for children and …

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Sustrans to enhance family offer on NCN as UK moves out of lockdown

Sustrans is enhancing the family offer on the National Cycle Network in a move to make it more accessible and provide a consistent user experience. A total of 12,763 miles on the network is now mapped and promoted for families, disabled people, people with long-term health conditions and those new …

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Improvement works complete on traffic-free cycling and walking route in Plymouth

Improvement works are now complete on a traffic-free cycling and walking route in Plymouth. With more than £380,000 of funding from Highways England, cycling and walking charity Sustrans has revamped the traffic-free route into the city and has improved its accessibility too. Sustrans has resurfaced the path, changing it from …

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New research identifies roads with space and demand for cycling

Sustrans and the DfT have commissioned the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds to develop a tool to help identify locations for new cycleways in England. The Rapid Cycleway Prioritisation Tool has been developed to help inform bids for Tranche 2 of the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, particularly …

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‘Major’ improvement works complete on traffic-free cycle and walking route to Oxford

Major improvement works have been completed on the traffic-free walking and cycling path at Kennington, giving people an alternative to joining the traffic on the usually busy A34. With more than £250,000 of funding from Highways England and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Sustrans has resurfaced the path. …

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Cycling industry unites to launch new campaign

Leading voices from the cycle industry have joined forces to show that #BikeIsBest in a new multi-format campaign. In the UK, two thirds (68%) of all journeys are under five miles, a distance that can be easily cycled by most people. Believing that #BikeIsBest, many of the cycling industry’s biggest …

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