Who are Sustrans?

Sustrans staff speaking to cyclists and walkers

I was cycling down Iron Bridge Road a few weeks ago and spotted, what looked like, marshals for some sort of event. As I approached I saw they were promoting Sustrans. I stopped to chat and discovered some things I didn’t know.

I knew they were involved in developing the Taff Trail and always thought they were a government organisation.

Sustrans logo

They are in fact, “A charity that works with communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people can choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys and enjoy better, safer spaces to live in”.

Sustrans Cymru focus on Wales and have lots of information covering health, communities, policy and many other areas. They are currently involved in campaigning for the Active Travel Bill.

You can follow them on Twitter, sign up for their newsletter or help to support them.

Update: Just to clarify, the Taff Trail was initiated and co-ordinated by the Merthyr and Cynon Groundwork Trust, with the co-operation of the local councils that the trail passes through. Thanks to Rich in the comments for pointing this out. [1][2]

1 thought on “Who are Sustrans?”

  1. Hi, the Taff Trail was set up in partnership by all the local authorities along the route and coordinated by Groundwork Merthyr & Rhondda Cynon Taff. It was later adopted as part of the National Cycle Network which was when Sustrans got involved.

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