Tag Archives: Sustrans

Highways England marks National Bike Week with boost for South West cyclists

Highways England has marked National Bike Week by announcing the completion of a local authority project to improve the National Cycleway Network between Cribbs Causeway and Severn Beach, with a scheme also nearing completion in Salisbury this month and another project set to start in Plymouth. The company, responsible for …

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New research project launched to address transport-related barriers faced by young people

Sustrans has teamed up with the University of the West of England to launch a new research project that aims to address transport-related barriers faced by people aged 12-24 years in the UK. Transport to Thrive will explore why transport is important to young people’s ability to reach the opportunities …

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49% of UK school pupils ‘worried’ about air pollution

49% of UK school pupils are worried about air pollution near their school – an increase of ten percentage points since a similar survey ran in 2018, new figures have revealed. A YouGov poll, commissioned by Sustrans, surveyed 1,305 pupils aged six to 15 years old across the UK about …

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Cycle route linking all English cathedrals to be launched in Bike Week

A new cycle route linking every English cathedral is set to be launched in Bike Week, thanks to a partnership between the Association of English Cathedrals, the British Pilgrimage Trust, Cycling UK and Sustrans. It will link all 42 Church of England cathedrals in a new initiative to promote greener …

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School Streets reduce nitrogen dioxide by up to 23%, research shows

Closing the roads around schools to traffic at pick-up and drop-off times has reduced polluting nitrogen dioxide levels by up to 23% and is supported by parents, new research published by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed. To measure the air quality benefits of the new School Streets, …

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Arup, Sustrans begin work on Greater Manchester’s active neighbourhoods

Arup and Sustrans have begun work with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and the local councils to design ten active neighbourhood schemes across the Greater Manchester city region. Arup is delivering this project in partnership with Sustrans and 10GM. The Active Neighbourhoods project aims to prioritise the movement, health and …

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£1.9 billion boost from Scotland’s National Walking and Cycling Network

Users of Scotland’s National Walking and Cycling Network (NWCN) spent £1.9 billion in the local economy in 2019, a new report from NatureScot, Sustrans and Scottish Canals has found. The NWCN includes Scotland’s Great Trails, the National Cycle Network and Scottish Canals towpaths and stretches 6,879 kilometres across the country. …

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Views sought on low traffic neighbourhood plans in Cheadle Heath and Cheadle

Residents in Cheadle Heath and Cheadle, Stockport, are being asked how they’d like to improve the streets where they live as part of plans to create a series of new low-traffic neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester. Low-traffic neighbourhoods, known locally as Active Neighbourhoods, focus on prioritising the movement, health and safety …

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Families invited to take on Sustrans Big Pedal 2021

Families are being invited to take up the Big Pedal 2021 – the ‘UK’s largest’ cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting competition for primary and secondary schools. The competition, which has now been running for 11 years, is fronted by Dame Sarah Storey, British Paralympian and 38-time world champion in cycling …

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DfT’s National Travel Attitudes Survey shows increased importance of walking and cycling

COVID-19 has had a ‘substantial’ impact on active travel, with the DfT’s National Travel Attitudes Survey (NTAS) showing an increase in the frequency of cycling and walking among those who already cycle and walk. When interviewed between May and September 2020, 34% of cyclists said they cycle more and 38% …

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