Title: Post Legislative Scrutiny of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013
Organisation: Welsh Assembly Government/Road Safety Wales
Date uploaded: 14th June 2018
Date published/launched: May 2018
The Act places a requirement on local authorities to continuously improve facilities and routes for walkers and cyclists and prepare maps identifying current and potential future routes for their use. It also requires new road schemes to consider the needs of pedestrians and cyclists at design stage.
According to figures published by the Welsh Government in January 2018, 61% of adults walked at least once a week for ‘active travel purposes’ in 2016/17 – a figure that has fallen from 66% in 2013-14.
During 2016/17, 44% of children actively travelled to primary school, down from 50% in 2013-14.
The report sets out a series of recommendations – including a call for greater leadership from the Welsh Government.
The report also calls on the Welsh Government to work with professional bodies including developers and civil engineers, local authorities and the Welsh Government’s own staff, to tackle the cultural barriers to implementing active travel.
For more information contact:
Help Forum posts
polystyrene egg cycle helmets
Simon Ladbrooke (11.02.19)
Gap Analysis for Pupils Crossing Roads
LHD HGV Accidents in the UK - Key Issues for Drivers
Ian Charlton (04.02.19)
Road safety education resources for blind children
Roly Hermans (31.01.19)