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Active Travel (Wales) Bill 2013


Welsh Government

Subject Keywords: Travel route, Transport, Cycling
Topic: Obesity
Type: Policy
Region: Wales

The purpose of the Bill is to require local authorities to continuously improve facilities and routes for pedestrians and cyclists and to prepare maps identifying current and potential future routes for their use. The Bill will also require new road schemes (including road improvement schemes) to consider the needs of pedestrians and cyclists at design stage.

Specifically, the Bill makes provision:

  • for approved maps of existing active travel routes and related facilities
  • for approved integrated network maps of the new and improved active travel routes and related facilities needed to create an integrated network of active travel routes and related facilities
  • requiring local authorities to have regard to integrated network maps in preparing transport policies and to make continuous improvement in the range and quality of active travel routes and related facilities
  • requiring the Welsh Ministers and local authorities, in constructing and improving highways, to have regard to the desirability of enhancing the provision made for walking and cycling.



Rights: © Welsh Government
Suggested citation:

Welsh Government. (2013) Active Travel (Wales) Bill 2013 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 17th September 2019].


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