Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 - Post-Legislative Scrutiny
- This consultation has completed. It ran from Wednesday, 13 December 2017 to Wednesday, 7 February 2018
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Response to the consultation
Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation
- 01 Chris Williams PDF 99 KB View as HTML (1) 3 KB
- 02 Paul Gannon PDF 209 KB View as HTML (2) 17 KB
- 03 John Dewis PDF 198 KB View as HTML (3) 24 KB
- 04 John Mather PDF 206 KB View as HTML (4) 22 KB
- 05 Gill Wislocka PDF 124 KB View as HTML (5) 11 KB
- 06 A group of Frongoch residents PDF 106 KB View as HTML (6) 10 KB
- 07 Association for Consultancy and Engineering Cymru Wales (ACE Cymru Wales) PDF 145 KB View as HTML (7) 24 KB
- 08 Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI Cymru) PDF 765 KB
- 09 Pembrokeshire County Council PDF 361 KB View as HTML (9) 46 KB
- 10 Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail PDF 656 KB
- 11 Living Streets PDF 675 KB
- 12 Cardiff Council PDF 500 KB
- 13 Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) PDF 224 KB View as HTML (13) 40 KB
- 14 Ceredigion County Council PDF 59 KB View as HTML (14) 14 KB
- 15 Bridgend County Borough Council PDF 183 KB View as HTML (15) 33 KB
- 16 Julian Anstey PDF 120 KB View as HTML (16) 9 KB
- 17 Connectivity and Infrastructure Group, of the Growing Mid Wales Partnership PDF 702 KB
- 18 Railfuture Cymru Wales PDF 175 KB View as HTML (18) 24 KB
- 19 Youth Hostels Association Wales (YHA Cymru Wales) PDF 169 KB View as HTML (19) 55 KB
- 20 Beicio Bangor and Safe Streets Anglesey PDF 104 KB View as HTML (20) 26 KB
- 21 Carmarthenshire Cycling Forum PDF 120 KB View as HTML (21) 6 KB
- 22 Pat Bates PDF 198 KB View as HTML (22) 5 KB
- 23 Royal College of Physicians PDF 100 KB View as HTML (23) 4 KB
- 24 Sustrans Cymru PDF 760 KB
- 25 Public Health Wales PDF 192 KB View as HTML (25) 40 KB
- 26 Mr Jones PDF 105 KB View as HTML (26) 8 KB
- 27 Emma Sands PDF 202 KB View as HTML (27) 11 KB
- 28 Additional information from RNIB Cymru and Guide Dogs Cymru PDF 143 KB View as HTML (28) 18 KB
- 29 National Assembly for Wales Cross Party Group on the Active Travel Act PDF 579 KB
Purpose of the consultation
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
The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.
In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.
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Disclosure of information
Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.
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
Telephone: 0300 200 6565