Sustrans is a sustainable transport NGO which works in all parts of the UK. We have offices in Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London as well as regional offices throughout England. Our head office is in Bristol, south-west England.

Short Summary

Sustrans is the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity. Our vision is a world in which people can choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment.

Example activities

  • The UK National Cycle Network, which carried over 338 million healthy, active, zero-emission journeys in 2006 (about half of them on foot). The Network continues to expand, and usage has grown faster than route length for each of the last five years
  • Active Travel, which works with policy-makers and practitioners to promote walking and cycling as health-enhancing physical activity, to tackle obesity and reduce risks of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other diseases
  • Safe Routes to Schools, which enables 100,000s of children to walk or cycle to school, reduces carbon emissions and prevents ill-health, for the present and the future
  • TravelSmart, a programme of individualised travel marketing that works with households by offering tailor-made information and support, enabling people to walk, cycle and use public transport more often; this programme has achieved reductions in car travel of between 9 and 14% in every UK project
  • Liveable Neighbourhoods, regenerating residential zones dominated by the car, using techniques proven in central and northern Europe, to permit more local access and non-motorised travel
  • Art and the Travelling Landscape programme, which creates public artworks along the National Cycle Network within communities throughout the UK
  • The Low Carbon Travel team, which works to make low carbon travel central to transport policy as well as areas such as planning, education, trade and industry, health and economic policy
  • The Research and Monitoring Unit, which measures the results of each project, advises on future actions and works with the Department of Transport and other partners to improve analysis of walking and cycling as transport.