The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 aims to make Wales a walking and cycling nation. Its purpose is to enable more people to undertake active travel for short journeys instead of using motorised vehicles where it is suitable for them to do so.
Overview of the Act
The Act requires local authorities in Wales to produce active travel maps and deliver year on year improvements in active travel routes and facilities.
It requires highways authorities in Wales to make enhancements to routes and facilities for pedestrians and cyclists in all new road schemes and to have regard to the needs of walkers and cyclists in a range of other highway authority functions.
It also requires the Welsh Ministers and local authorities to promote active travel journeys in exercising their functions under this Act.