The Active Travel (Wales) Bill was scrutinised by the Fourth Assembly Enterprise and Business Committee and received Royal Assent in November 2013. The Act imposes duties on local authorities to map current and future active travel infrastructure and secure continuous improvement. It also imposes duties on local authorities and the Welsh Government in exercising certain highway authority functions (particularly highway creation, maintenance and improvement).
The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 (the Act) came into force in September 2014. The term ‘active travel’ means walking and cycling and the Act focuses on walking and cycling for transport rather than leisure. Section 2(7) of the Act defines an “active travel journey” as “a journey made to or from a workplace or educational establishment or in order to access health, leisure or other services or facilities”.
The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee will undertake post-legislative scrutiny to build on initial post-legislative scrutiny undertaken by the predecessor Enterprise and Business Committee (Active Travel: the start of the journey February 2016).
The Committee is looking at the following issues:
The deadline for responses is 14 February 2018. Please send your views to: SeneddEIS@assembly.wales
Providing Written Evidence
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Disclosure of information
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The Committee would like to hear your views on active travel and is conducting a survey which can be found here:
The Committee will also be conducting a small number of focus groups across Wales to understand perceived barriers to active travel.
Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee
National Assembly for Wales