Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)
Suzy Davies (South Wales West)
Dafydd Elis-Thomas (Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)
David Melding (South Wales Central)
Eluned Morgan (Mid and West Wales)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes that the speed of the revolution in transport technology challenges current planning assumptions and requires a major re-think in public policy and design.
2. Believes that transport manufacturers and their supply chains will need to adapt or die as the combustion engine is phased out within the next 20 years because of:
a) driverless vehicles, which will disrupt assumptions about private ownership of cars, urban town planning, managing road congestion and the role of buses to connect communities; and
b) electric vehicles, which require a more dispersed electricity generation and supply including charging points covering the whole of Wales;
3. Calls on the Welsh Government to outline the steps that it is taking to align policies with the pace of change and ensure all citizens will benefit, in line with the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 12/10/2017
Decision due: 18 Oct 2017 by Plenary