Tag Archives: Sustrans

Open Country presents Sustrans with award for helping improve disabled access

Yorkshire-based charity Open Country has presented Sustrans’ North team with an award for its contribution to improving disabled access across Yorkshire. Open Country’s Good Access Scheme award celebrates efforts to open up more accessible routes for walkers and cyclists. Sustrans’ team in Yorkshire completed an extension of the cycle path …

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Cycling Marketing Board set up to entice new consumers to ride and diversify cycling’s image

Cycling brands, retailers and organisations are collaborating to create the new Cycling Marketing Board, set up with a vision to continue to entice new consumers to cycling, and diversify cycling’s image with Governments and in the media. The Cycling Marketing Board follows the industry-backed #BikeIsBest campaign in 2020, which won …

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Scottish Government allocates £22 million for permanent active travel schemes

Over £22 million has been awarded to three permanent active travel schemes in Ayr, Hawick and Broughty Ferry. The money has been provided by the Scottish Government and allocated through the Sustrans Places for Everyone initiative. When complete, the projects will make it easier for people to walk, wheel and …

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New UK alliance forms for ‘green and fair’ transport to tackle climate emergency

Nine walking, cycling, public transport and shared mobility groups have come together to call for ‘rapid’ action to cut greenhouse gas emissions with less than one year to go until COP26 in Glasgow. The NGOs have formed the Sustainable Transport Alliance, a new UK-wide alliance for green and fair transport …

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What does the Spending Review mean for cycling?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled 2020’s Spending Review, with £257 million announced for cycling and walking in 2021/22 in order to encourage more active travel. However, according to Cycling UK, the Government is ‘failing’ to meet its own commitments and objectives for funding cycling and walking in England, with the …

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UK businesses see benefits of walking and cycling schemes in communities

Businesses in towns and cities across the UK have highlighted the benefits of walking and cycling schemes through a series of ‘Streets for Everyone’ videos. The short films hear local residents and traders discuss changes to their streets and the effects these have had on their businesses and the community …

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Sustrans urges Government to build on £2 billion for walking and cycling to meet active travel targets

Sustrans has responded to the UK Government’s ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution, saying a 20%-60% reduction in traffic by 2030 is needed in order to meet climate targets. The charity said that the best way to reduce vehicle trips is to make it easier for people to walk, …

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Government releases £175 million for cycling and walking infrastructure across England

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today given councils across England £175 million to create safe space for cycling and walking, as surveys and independent polls show strong public support for high-quality schemes. The money, part of the £2 billion announced for cycling and walking in May, will fund measures including …

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BikeBiz Awards: Vote now for service to the industry awards

Following the commencement of the voting process for the BikeBiz Awards last month, we’ll be highlighting each and every finalist from our list of expertly-curated accolades. The final decision will be placed in the hands of those that know best – professionals that work within the industry day in day out and prosumers with a …

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See.Sense tech to map Edinburgh cycle lanes for cargo bikes

New technology, designed to show how people travel across cities by cargo bike, is being trialled in Edinburgh by Sustrans Scotland’s Cargo Bike Library. Developed by See.Sense, the sensors will provide information journey mapping and heatmaps of popular routes. It will also collect data on patterns of swerving and braking …

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