The sustainable transport charity Sustrans celebrated its 30th birthday last year. It has been a great success, creating Britain's National Cycle Network and recently winning £50 million lottery funding for its Connect2 initiative.
Sustrans started life as the Bristol cycle campaign group Cyclebag. Its first success was creating the Bristol to Bath cycle route, which is now used by 6,500 riders every day. This route is under threat as the West of England partnership wants to use it as a rapid bus route. Sustrans supports better public transport but believes this proposal would destroy the green and tranquil nature of the cycle route. Its slogan is "right idea, wrong route". I agree - I wouldn't want a bus tearing past me at 40mph on a cycle route!