Tag Archives: Sustrans

Sustrans partners with Bosch eBike Systems to introduce e-bike charging to National Cycle Network

Sustrans and Bosch eBike Systems are partnering to bring several PowerStations charging points to key locations across the National Cycle Network. The PowerStations will give e-bike riders the confidence for longer rides across the British countryside, whether alone or with family or friends. The initial phase of the partnership will …

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Funding worth £200 million announced for new walking and cycling schemes across England

The Government has announced £200 million of funding for new walking and cycling schemes across England. Executive agency Active Travel England, led by Chris Boardman, will oversee the delivery of 134 first-rate schemes, backed by £161 million, which include new footways, cycle lanes and pedestrian crossings across 46 local authorities …

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Schwalbe partners with Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel to promote benefits of active travel

Schwalbe has partnered with Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel to encourage more families to travel to school actively. The bicycle tyre manufacturer said it is focusing is on supporting everyday cycling, starting with the next generation. Recent research has revealed a generation gap of children taking up cycling – in …

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Sustrans appoints James Cleeton as London director

Sustrans has welcomed James Cleeton as director for Sustrans London. Cleeton most recently held the interim London director post and was formerly director for Sustrans South. He has worked at Sustrans since 2012 and brings 20 years of experience working in the environmental sector to the role. The role of …

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Sustrans report shows benefits of improving access to National Cycle Network

Improving access to the National Cycle Network can have huge benefits for the key areas of public health and wellbeing, achieving environmental goals, and supporting economic recovery, according to new research. The report, published by walking and cycling charity Sustrans, the custodians of the network, is an update of its …

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More than 50 miles of protected cycle routes set for Edinburgh

An updated five-year programme of investment will see more than £117 million invested in schemes to help people walk, wheel and cycle in Edinburgh. Under the Active Travel Investment Programme (ATINP), the City of Edinburgh Council will deliver over 85km (52 miles) of additional safe, protected cycle routes – the …

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Latest section of the Castleford Greenway opens

The latest £370,000 section of the Castleford Greenway was officially opened yesterday, 29th September. The 1.3km section of the new walking and cycling route is part of a package of improvements in the area delivered in partnership by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Council, Wakefield Council and Sustrans. …

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Bike to School Week: Exploring the benefits of cycling for children

This week is Bike to School Week, but will more children be encouraged to take part this year? With the current fuel crisis making daily headlines, it couldn’t be a more appropriate time to celebrate cycling to school for the whole family. According to Sustrans, the average primary school journey …

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Just 2% of UK pupils cycle to school, survey reveals

Only 2% of children cycle to school, despite more wishing they could, a new survey has revealed. A UK-wide YouGov survey, commissioned by Sustrans, surveyed 1,305 children aged 6-15 about their experience and views on their journey to and from school. The figures were released ahead of Bike to School …

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