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Sustrans Annual Review 2011

So simple. Making smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable.

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This is what we do At Sustrans we make smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable. We’re a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. We work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in.


This is the difference we made in 2011  he UK took to its feet (and pedals) T with a 15% increase in trips on the National Cycle Network. In total, 484 million journeys were made by 3.3 million individuals. The health benefits of all this activity are worth £442m. 340,000 pupils in 1,400 schools worked with us resulting in an 80% increase in the number of children regularly cycling to school and a 100% increase in those cycling every day. 20,000 households received tailored travel information leading to increases of up to 21% in walking, 31% in cycling and 25% in public transport use, and reductions of up to 11% in car use. The largest personalised travel planning programme in the UK began in Wales, aiming to reach 100,000 households. Even more artworks were added to the National Cycle Network, including 15 portrait benches featuring celebrities and local heroes chosen by local people.  ver 4,000 people supported our free O range kids pledge calling for 20mph speed limits as standard in residential and built-up areas and greater investment in walking and cycling routes particularly to school.

It’s so simple... Sustrans’ straightforward and practical solutions really work. Last year we made it possible for more children to walk or cycle to school than ever before; we saw record-breaking numbers of people using the National Cycle Network; we enabled thousands of people in workplaces and communities throughout the UK to walk, cycle and use public transport more; we worked with residents to redesign their streets to suit their needs; and we campaigned for slower speeds in residential areas so that children can be out and about and active from their front door. None of this would be possible without the ongoing support of our donors, funders and corporate partners so, on behalf of all the beneficiaries of our work, I would like to thank you. We’re also grateful to our dedicated and committed team of volunteers who enable us to extend the reach of our work. We all lead busy lives, so we’ve kept this Review simple. It’s designed as a snapshot of our work that you can read on a train journey or over a cup of coffee. We hope it will inspire you, perhaps give pause for thought on how, in this sophisticated world of ours, it’s often simple measures that are most effective. And, of course, we’d love to tell you more about what we do and to hear your ideas on how we can work together in 2012 and beyond. So if you'd like to get in touch, you'll find our contact details on the back cover.

Malcolm Shepherd Chief Executive, Sustrans

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Communities

“It’s quicker to walk to the shops now so I'll definitely walk more often.”

20,000 households were offered personalised travel information leading to increases in cycling, walking and public transport use. Sometimes the missing jigsaw piece can make all the difference

We’ve helped neighbourhoods design their own streets

We’ve been busy filling in the gaps on the National Cycle Network – and it’s often the missing link that makes all the difference in people’s decision to leave the car at home.

We've worked with a number of communities in different parts of the UK to help them to redesign their streets so that traffic moves more slowly, children are able to play outside and neighbours can socialise.

Many will remember the images on national news in November 2009 of the devastating floods that hit Workington and washed away all of its bridges, cutting off an entire community from the town centre, shops, schools and workplaces. We worked with Cumbria County Council to replace the Navvies bridge and were delighted to open the new, purpose-built walking and cycling bridge in September 2011. As well as reuniting the local community, the bridge forms part of the popular Hadrian’s Cycleway, drawing tourists to the area throughout the year. The new bridge in Workington is just one example of more than 70 community schemes throughout the country that are enabling people to walk or cycle for more of their everyday journeys.

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In 2011, we continued working with an entire neighbourhood, comprising over 900 households in eight streets, in the London Borough of Haringey. When residents and primary school children in Kirkcaldy decided to make their local street, Katrine Crescent, more people-friendly and colourful, pupils set to work to design a dazzling 'bugwall' artwork as its centre-piece. Meanwhile in Elgin, residents and pupils at Greenwards Primary School and Elgin High School redesigned Cockmuir Place to give priority to those on foot and bike. This included replacing car parking spaces with a grassed area where people can socialise, and adding a wide playful stepping stone pavement designed by artist Nicola Atkinson.


From beneficiary to champion Milly Skervin (left) decided to start cycling thanks to advice from Sustrans volunteer Teresa Griffith (right). Since then, Milly has dropped four dress sizes and has become so convinced by the benefits of cycling and walking that she too has decided to volunteer to encourage others to be more active. So far Milly has publicised local walking and cycling routes at work, and organised lunchtime walks and a ride for local children in Notting Hill.

“For me cycling is far more than a hobby or a sport – it’s my way of life! Honestly, even if you just look at the savings, that in itself should motivate anyone. In most cases the hardest part is changing your way of thinking, and dealing with those incapable of changing theirs. But the rewards are both endless and meaningful.”

Find out more about our work at www.sustrans.org.uk

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“I thought the information pack was excellent. Because it was tailored to what you asked for it was really helpful.�

+21%

+31%

+12%

Broxbourne

Ipswich

Croxley Green

-10%

-11%

-8%

Examples of the results achieved in our personalised travel planning projects.

A little knowledge goes a long way In 2011, we provided travel information to almost 20,000 households in Broxbourne, Croxley Green and Ipswich, resulting in significant increases in walking, cycling and public transport use. We also began the largest personalised travel planning programme in the UK, aiming to reach 100,000 households across Wales over four years. Thanks to funding from the Welsh Government and working with local authorities and our partner Socialdata, the programme started in Cardiff where we're aiming to reach 63,000 households. There was further good news for Wales when the First Minister announced that there would be an Active Travel (Wales) Bill. The Bill is a landmark initiative that will place

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a duty on Welsh local authorities to provide walking and cycling routes. The announcement follows a five-year campaign by Sustrans in Wales. Fresh Air Miles events Over the summer, more than a thousand people took part in Sustrans' Fresh Air Miles fundraising events. There were almost a hundred events aimed at families across the UK including barbeques, picnics, treasure hunts and bike rides. Our volunteers are spreading the word on active travel We recruited and trained volunteers to help people become more active through walking and cycling for everyday journeys. In 2011, these volunteers offered advice and ran walking and cycling activities in communities, workplaces, universities and schools for over 1,900 people.

Our Active Travel Champions programme has been granted the prestigious London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.


The new national portrait gallery In 2011, we installed 15 benches on the National Cycle Network featuring life-size steel portraits of local people or celebrities chosen by the community for their contribution to the culture and history of the area. Last year, footballer Ledley King, suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst, Glastonbury entrepreneur Michael Eavis (pictured) and comedian Stan Laurel all took their places on the National Cycle Network. The National Cycle Network hosts the largest collection of public art in the country and Sustrans has an extensive contemporary art commissioning programme.

Find out more about our work at www.sustrans.org.uk

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Health

“I now ride to the park with my kids most weekends. It’s given me a real health boost.”

The estimated value of the annual health benefit to all users of the National Cycle Network in 2011. Enabling people to enjoy healthier and more active lifestyles

Our work in communities, workplaces and universities has long-lasting results

Sustrans runs cycle rides, walks and other activities in communities, workplaces and schools throughout the country to enable people to become more active and enjoy healthier lifestyles.

We've worked in universities and hospitals in Leeds, Lincoln, Luton, Nottingham, Southampton, Stockton and Cardiff, plus NHS Trusts across Wales, to encourage students and staff to cycle more by offering bike loan schemes, cycle training and maintenance classes and advice. This has resulted in a 30% increase in the number of people achieving 30 minutes or more physical activity on at least five days of the week.

Through this work we’ve helped thousands of adults become more active through cycling and walking. In many places where we’ve worked we’ve seen significant increases in cycling and walking. For example, there was an increase of 15% in the number of people walking or cycling for at least 10 minutes on five days of the week. 70% of people who use the National Cycle Network said that it increased their level of physical activity. Using the World Health Organisation’s tool, developed with Sustrans, for measuring the health benefits of walking and cycling, the estimated annual health benefit to all those using the Network in 2011 was worth £442 million.

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In 2011, we worked with over 2,400 employees in 46 workplaces in Blyth. The proportion of people choosing to drive as their usual way of getting to work decreased by 15%. In our surveys, 99% of people who took part in our community and workplace-based activities said they would continue to walk and cycle in the future.


Cycling the way to health After cycling for the first time in years whilst on holiday, Josie Butler decided to buy a bike. As she felt she needed some company to increase her confidence, she joined Silver Cyclists, a group that meets once a week for a two hour ride. The group was part of a project set up by Sustrans and Stockton Borough Council that runs free cycling courses for people aged 50+. The courses include: advice on buying a bike, bike maintenance, route planning and guided cycle rides. In 2011, Josie’s cycling skills and fitness improved dramatically and she can now manage a 20-mile round trip without feeling tired. Having suffered from osteoporosis, Josie was delighted when her GP said that, partly due to her increase in exercise, she no longer needed medication.

“Cycling gives you independence and the group has given me the confidence to do things I wouldn’t have thought of doing. I feel a lot better and I’ve lost a bit of weight too. The group was very welcoming – it was a good way to meet people and make friends. I really feel part of something and I look forward to our weekly rides.”

Find out more about our work at www.sustrans.org.uk

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Getting the nation to work

“The new bridge is a key route in to work for me.”

A quarter of all trips on the National Cycle Network in 2011 took people to work or education. 90% of commuters agree that they save money by using the National Cycle Network.

84% of commuters use National Cycle Network routes because they are convenient.

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Transport is vital in enabling people to find and sustain employment. 64% of Job Seeker’s Allowance claimants do not have access to a car and two out of five jobseekers say lack of affordable transport is a barrier to getting a job.

of where they live. For example, in Wales we teemed up with Save the Children, Age Cymru, and Citizens Advice Cymru to highlight transport poverty and call for a range of measures to give people better alternatives to car use.

Although there is no definition of ‘Transport Poverty’, according to government research the poorest fifth of households can spend nearly a quarter of their income on the cost of motoring.

In Scotland, following lobbying from Sustrans and others, including civic society, the Scottish government retained two capital budgets for cycling: it continued its £9m ring-fenced Cycling, Walking and Safer Streets sum, and it increased Sustrans' grant funding to £25m over the next three years. In addition, Cycling Scotland also retained their £1m a year revenue funding for promotion of cycling and cycle training through the Bikeability scheme.

Improving accessibility by bike and on foot to the places we need to get to on a daily basis is one of the most equitable ways we can tackle these problems, ensuring the least advantaged have access to the learning and employment opportunities they need, regardless


Environment

“It's a nice sensation knowing that I’m doing something good for our planet... every time I cycle.”

A potential 760,000 tonnes of CO2 was saved by people using the National Cycle Network. The transport sector accounts for 27% of the UK's CO2 emissions but many of our everyday journeys are short enough to walk or cycle. We take a practical approach – offering realistic solutions to encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport more... and it's working. In 2011 there was a 15% increase in the number of journeys on the National Cycle Network An incredible 484 million journeys were made by 3.3 million individuals. If all the journeys made on the National Cycle Network in 2011 had been made by a car, based on average emissions, the potential carbon dioxide saving was 760,363 tonnes. We're enabling everyday tasks to be done on foot or by bike

Reducing car use

Enabling political change

Where we've worked with households in Broxbourne, Ipswich and Croxley Green, providing people with tailored travel information, we've seen impressive reductions in car use:

In England, the Department for Transport announced that they had received 73 bids from local authorities for sustainable transport projects in the first of three rounds of bidding for funding from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, a fund first proposed by Sustrans in 2009.

• Broxbourne: 761 miles per household per year – equivalent to driving from London to Copenhagen • Ipswich: 544 miles per household per year – equivalent to driving from Cardiff to Geneva

In London we launched our manifesto for the future Mayoral elections in 2012 ‘A quality of life manifesto for transport in our capital’.

• Croxley Green: 980 miles per household per year – equivalent to driving from Newcastle to Berlin Our work in schools reduced congestion on the school run There was an 11% decrease in everyday car journeys to school where our officers worked.

10% of trips on the National Cycle Network in 2011 were for shopping and 28% were for work or education.

Find out more about our work at www.sustrans.org.uk

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Children & young people

“I used to go in the car to football training but I cycle there now.”

In 2011, we worked with 340,000 children in over 1,400 schools. In these schools we doubled the number of children cycling to school every day. Creating a school cycling revolution Sustrans works in schools throughout the UK, running a wide range of fun and curriculum-related activities to encourage pupils to be more active. In 2011, 11.5 million school commuting trips were made on the National Cycle Network. New traffic-free links were created to more than 100 schools, making them safer and more accessible for 240,000 pupils. Parents and teachers in schools where we’ve worked felt that cycling to school helped children arrive ‘more alert and ready for action’, with potential implications for their educational attainment.

As a result of our work, parents feel more confident about letting their children cycle to school on roads. The legacy of our work in schools Even where there was little cycling before, many teachers feel that their school has a strong cycling culture once our officers have worked with pupils. Our work in schools benefits the wider community too: funders say that the schools we work with become examples of good practice in the local area, raising the profile of cycling and encouraging other schools to think about travel.

100% increase in children cycling to school every day.

80%

increase in children regularly cycling to school.

After

27% Before

15% After

8% Before

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Cycling every day Regular cycling


Designed for communities, used by communities East Belfast’s 4th scout troop meet at Knock Presbyterian church every Thursday. The church sits alongside the Comber Greenway, a popular section of the National Cycle Network that local people use to walk and cycle between the town of Comber and the heart of East Belfast. Since the route was built in 2008, the troop’s assistant leader, Michael Jemphrey, has been taking full advantage of its tranquil setting to coordinate an array of activities around the route’s seven-mile stretch of traffic-free path. As well as being a great outdoor space for the scouts, Sustrans’ Comber Greenway is helping to build the confidence, skills and knowledge of the troop’s 11-14 year olds. Find out more about our work at www.sustrans.org.uk

Last year, the scout troop were able to use the greenway to work towards a scouting badge that would have been difficult to attain had the church been completely surrounded by busy roads, as Michael Jemphrey explains,

“Our scouts had to learn the basic bike check and then complete a long cycle ride that we organised along the Comber Greenway out towards the Giant’s Ring, a prehistoric burial chamber. We stopped there, learnt a little about the place and then cycled back. 25 scouts completed the challenge and were awarded their Cyclist Activity Badge.”

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“I told my mum how fun the activities were and she started hiring a bike to cycle into work.”

Half a million bike and scooter journeys made in the UK’s biggest school cycling event In March 2011, we held the UK’s biggest school cycling and scooting event called the Big Pedal, in which almost 270,000 pupils made over 495,000 journeys by bike or scooter over three weeks.

Free range kids In July 2011, we launched our campaign to enable children to have more freedom from their front door – to travel independently, explore and play outdoors. Our campaign website provided practical resources and advice for families, schools and children.

If each of these journeys replaced a car trip, pupils’ efforts saved 530 tonnes of CO2 – and there was a potential saving to parents of over £250,000 in petrol costs.

The campaign also called for 20mph speed limits in residential areas and dedicated investment in walking and cycling infrastructure. This call received backing from more than 4,000 people in the space of six months.

Following a proposal by Sustrans, the Northern Ireland Executive published its Programme for Government which, for the first time, includes a target to increase the proportion of walking and cycling journeys to and from school.

“My own childhood was free range. In my early teens I cycled everywhere – 15 miles to friends, to do the weekly shop when my mum was ill, you name it I did it. And when I wasn't on my bike you'd still find me outdoors. It was my natural habitat.” Miranda Krestovnikoff, TV presenter and free range kids ambassador

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Before

After

70% of parents now think that their child is competent enough to cycle to school on the road.


Our work in Scottish schools has helped more girls cycle Evidence shows that there is a decline in children cycling when they move from primary to secondary school, and this decline is particularly steep amongst girls. This gender divide, established from a young age, continues into adulthood, with men far more likely to cycle than women in all age groups. In Scotland, we’ve been working with schools to increase the number of children cycling and specifically targeting female secondary school pupils. Activities have included guided rides for primary school-leavers and events for girls, sponsored by cosmetics company LUSH.

These initiatives have been very successful in increasing levels of cycling. The percentage of girls cycling to school increased fivefold from 1% to 5% and there was an increase of more than 40 percentage points in the number of female secondary school pupils cycling regularly outside school.

“Definitely with the girls it has become a little bit cooler… before they were fussy about their helmets and their hair… and now it’s ok. It’s definitely raised the profile.”

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Award-winning social integration For the pupils of Padiham Green Primary School, the recently developed Padiham Greenway has transformed the journey to school. The route, which follows the course of a former railway line from Padiham to Burnley in East Lancashire, has brought the National Cycle Network deep into the heart of the local community. “It's been a huge success. My pupils use the greenway to get to school, they use it during school and they use it after school,” said Mark Dixon, Headteacher and Chair of the greenway steering group. A bench featuring the Padiham witch Margaret Pearson, former train driver Albert Smith, and schoolboy Thomas Lund, who designed the greenway’s logo, was unveiled in 2011. Also in 2011, the Padiham Greenway won a European Greenway Award in recognition of its contribution to social integration in a difficult socio-economic environment. 16 Sustrans Annual Review 2011


Thank you We'd like to thank the people, project partners, local authorities and trusts, plus many other organisations, who supported our work in 2011. You helped us to offer people more choice for healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys and create better places to move through and live in. In 2011, we were particularly grateful to: Our volunteers A massive thanks goes out to all our fantastic volunteers across the UK, for supporting and spreading the word about Sustrans in their local communities. There are over 3,500 of them who are not only the eyes and ears on the National Cycle Network, but help promote and advocate active travel in their workplaces, communities and schools. Our volunteers help make us who we are. Our supporters At the heart of all Sustrans' work are our supporters. Their steadfast commitment to a shared vision demonstrated not only through donations but also by volunteering and supporting local campaigns make them integral to all aspects of our work and essential to our future success. Our major funders Charitable Trusts and Foundations: The Barbour Foundation Binks Trust The Blair Foundation The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust The Craignish Trust E T Mowle Charitable Trust Freshfield Foundation The Garfield Weston Foundation Gilbert and Eileen Edgar Foundation The Gunter Charitable Trust John Swire 1989 Charitable Trust The Northwick Trust Peacock Charitable Trust The Percy Hedley 1990 Charitable Trust The Poling Charitable Trust Serve All Trust The Simon Gibson Charitable Trust The Spear Charitable Trust William Brake Charitable Trust

Arts and the Travelling Landscape: Arts & Business Arts Council England Arts Council of Wales Bristol City Council Cotswold Water Park East Riding of Yorkshire Council Lancaster City Council Laser Process Ltd Ove Arup and partners The Ernest Cook Trust Wellcome Trust Worcestershire County Council Businesses: Association of Cycle Traders Barcan Woodward Solicitors Bath Ales Ltd Bike Hub Bike Trax Concha Y Toro UK Ltd Cyclepods Go Ape Inbro Ltd Islabikes Ltd Malton Amenity CIC Pitchup.com Rude Health Saddle Skedaddle Specialized (Globe Bikes) Specsavers Team M.A.D. The Bicycle Association Trek Bikes Local Authorities and other sources, including: AEA Ballymoney Borough Council Belfast City Council Big Lottery Fund Bradford MDC BRB (Residuary) Ltd Campaign for Clean Air in London Charity Adventure Cheviot Countryside Council for Wales Cycling England Cycling Scotland Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Department for Regional Development (NI) Department for Transport Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (NI)

Department of Health Derbyshire County Council Derry City Council DOE Northern Ireland Environment Agency DRD (NI) Roads Service Department for Social Development (NI) Environment Agency European Regional Development Funds Forestry Commission Haringey Council Heritage Lottery Fund Highways Agency Kirklees MDC Leeds City Council Lincolnshire Waterways Partnership Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park London Borough of Redbridge Metro Natural England Newtownabbey Borough Council NHS East London and the City NHS Westminster & Westminster City Council NHS Wiltshire Omagh District Council Peak District National Park Authority Primary Care Trusts Public Health Agency NI Railway Heritage Trust Regional Development Agencies Regional Transport Partnerships Wales ScotRail Scottish Government Scottish Natural Heritage Sewta Sheffield City Council Sport England Sport Northern Ireland Sport Wales Strabane District Council Swindon Borough Council SWWITCH Taith The Times TraCC (Mid Wales Transport Consortium) Translink Transport for London Transport Scotland Trent Vale Landscape Partnership Welsh Assembly Government (including via WCVA) Wiltshire Council York Greenway Champions Sustrans Annual Review 2011 17


Landfill Operators and Distributive Environmental Bodies: Fife Environment Trust Glasgow City Council Grundon Waste Management Ltd Lancashire Environmental Fund SITA Trust The Ulster Wildlife Trust Veolia ES Cleanaway Mardyke Trust Viridor Credits WREN Other Partner Bodies include: Association of Directors of Public Health Active Belfast Adrian Davis Associates Belfast Harbour Commissioners British Cycling British Heart Foundation British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity C3 Collaborating for Health Caerphilly Healthy Living Centre Campaign for Better Transport Caravan Club Carplus Cavill Associates Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Council for National Parks CTC the national cyclists’ organisation Cycling Opportunities Group Salisbury Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) European Cyclists’ Federation European Greenways Association European Network for Health Enhancing Physical Activity Faculty of Public Health Fitness Industry Association Friends of the Railway Path Frome's Missing Links Groundwork Intelligent Health International Federation of Pedestrians International Physical Activity and Environment Network Joint Mobility Unit Living Streets Scotland London Cycling Campaign Men's Health Forum National Heart Forum

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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence National Museum Wales National Obesity Forum National Obesity Observatory NHS Sustainable Development Unit Olympic Delivery Authority Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety Pteg ( Passenger Transport Executive Group) Paths for All Scotland Physical Activity Alliance Polis Ramblers Association Scotland Royal Society for Public Health Scottish Natural Heritage Scottish Youth Hostel Association South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre (SEWBReC) Strawberry Line Association The Design Council (CABE) The Royal Parks Transport and Health Study Group Visit Scotland Wessex Water World Health Organization Youth Hostel Association

Sir Nicholas Goodison Wayne Hemingway MBE Dr Mayer Hillman The Rt Hon Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead The Rt Hon Lord Kinnock of Bedwellty Jan Morris CBE Dr Alex Moulton CBE RDI FREng Dervla Murphy Steven Norris His Grace the Duke of Northumberland DL Bill Oddie OBE Jeremy Paxman Jonathon Porritt CBE The Lord Rogers of Riverside Bettina Selby The Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury Jon Snow The Rt Hon Lord Waldegrave of North Hill The Rt Hon Sir George Young Bt MP

Major Landowners: Canal and River Trust (British Waterways) Canal trusts Crown Estate DCAL (NI) Inland Waterways English Heritage Environment Agency Forestry Commission Local Authorities Local Wildlife Trusts National Park Authorities National Trust Network Rail Rail Property Ltd and numerous private estates

Melissa Henry, Communications Director

Patrons: Michael Beaumont OBE Christopher Boardman MBE The Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw MP The Rt Hon Charles Clarke Stephanie Cole OBE Nicole Cooke MBE Dr Adam Hart-Davies Josie Dew

Key Contacts: Malcolm Shepherd, Chief Executive Andy Appleby, Finance Director Huw Davies, National Cycle Network Director Julian Hall, Fundraising Director Peter Lipman, Director, Projects and Innovation Tiffany Newman, Human Resources Director Jason Torrance, Policy Director Andy Wistow, Director, Nations and Regions Our Board: Marian Lauder (Chair to Oct 2011) Chris Curling (Chair from Oct 2011) Andrew Balfour (from Oct 2011) Gordon Clarke Les Cullen (to Oct 2011) Nigel Gibbons Anne Hyland (from Jan 2012) Chris Payne Bill Stow (from Oct 2011) Lester Willmington


Financial review

Sustrans maintained a healthy level of income in 2011/12 despite a challenging economic climate. This support enabled us to work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations to make smarter travel the obvious choice for people throughout the UK. The continued pressure on funding means that to continue to deliver our work in the future we need to expand our funding base and we are actively seeking partnerships to work on projects from local schemes to city-wide programmes. 98% of our income goes into practical project delivery – so working with Sustrans is an excellent investment.

Where our money came from:

How that income was spent:

 otal income 2011/12 T £48,872,000

 otal expenditure 2011/12 T £48,598,000

Charitable donations £3,023,000

Creating and maintaining routes for people to walk and cycle more £37,088,000

Big Lottery Fund for health promotion and community projects £14,936,000 Fees and grants from governments £23,106,000  Other (including fees and grants from local authorities, PCTs and shop sales) £7,807,000

Enabling children and young people to travel safely and independently £3,986,000 Giving people at home and at work information and advice so that they can choose to walk, cycle or catch the bus £1,063,000 Community street re-design projects £278,000

If you would like to help us achieve our vision of a world in which people choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment, we'd love to hear from you. You'll find our contact details on the back cover.

Increasing levels of active travel amongst communities and workplaces £5,036,000  Voluntary fundraising and marketing £1,096,000

A full financial breakdown is available from www.sustrans.org.uk

 Governance £51,000

£3,023,000 £5,036,000 £278,000

£7,807,000 £14,936,000

£1,063,000 £3,986,000

£23,106,000 £37,088,000

£1,096,000 £51,000


Get in touch We've given you a snapshot of the range of work that we do right across the UK. Successful, value for money initiatives – from infrastructure to behaviour change – offering people real choice in the way that they travel.

Sustrans Cymru 123 Bute Street Cardiff CF10 5AE Tel: 029 2065 0602 sustranscymru@sustrans.org.uk Director: Lee Waters

If you're interested in our work and would like to find out more, we'd love to hear from you.

Sustrans London 70 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6EJ Tel: 0207 017 2350 london@sustrans.org.uk Director: German Dector-Vega

Our fundraising team: fundraising@sustrans.org.uk Our business development team: businessdevelopment@sustrans.org.uk Sustrans Head Office 2 Cathedral Square College Green Bristol BS1 5DD Tel: 0117 926 8893 info@sustrans.org.uk

Sustrans Northern Ireland Premier Business Centres 20 Adelaide Street Belfast BT2 8GD Tel: 028 9043 4569 belfast@sustrans.org.uk Director: Steven Patterson Sustrans Scotland Rosebery House 9 Haymarket Terrace Edinburgh EH12 5EZ Tel: 0131 346 1384 scotland@sustrans.org.uk Director: John Lauder

© Sustrans 2012 ISSN 1755-3636 (print) 1755-3644 (on-line) Registered Charity No. 326550 (England and Wales) SCO39263 (Scotland) Design: Neo (weareneo.com) Illustrations: Alexandra Hayes Images: Sustrans staff & Nicola Atkinson (Bugwall p4), Dave Charnley (Josie Butler p9)

For a Welsh language version of our Annual Review, please visit www.sustrans.org.uk

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