Sustrans - the sustainable transport charity - works on practical projects to encourage
people to walk, cycle and use public transport in order to reduce motor traffic and
its adverse effects. 5000 miles of their flagship project, the National Cycle Network,
were officially opened in June 2000,we are now at 10,000 miles (2005). As well as
the National Cycle Network, Sustrans is working on Safe Routes to Schools, Safe Routes
to Stations and other practical responses to the transport and environmental challenges.
Sustrans' work relies on the generous donations and monthly standing orders of 40,000
Supporters, also the support of charitable trusts, companies, the Bicycle Association,
National Lottery and local authority programmes
The National Cycle Network is a comprehensive network of safe and attractive places
to cycle throughout the UK. 10,000 miles are now completed., one third of which is
on traffic-free paths, the rest will follow quiet lanes or traffic- calmed roads.
It is co-ordinated by the charity Sustrans, with the generous support of over 450
local authorities and other partners. For more information on routes in your area,
National Cycle Network Centre,
2 Cathedral Square,
Tel: 0117 926 8893 or visit the interactive mapping on our web site.
The National Cycle Network is maintained with the help of over 1600 Volunteer Rangers,
funded by the Community Fund. Each Rangers looks after a small section of route,
picking up litter, cutting back vegetation, checking that signs haven't been vandalised,
and occasionally organising public ides. To find out how you can become involved
please contact Sustrans ‘get involved’ or Telephone: 0117 915 0110.