NDM6947 Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) - Active Travel

NDM6947 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes that:

a) young people in Wales have some of the lowest levels of physical activity in the United Kingdom, contributing to rising levels of obesity and associated health issues such as diabetes 2;

b) several communities in Wales suffer from illegally high levels of air polution, with one community experiencing the worst air quality outside London;

c) congestion on the roads is estimated to cost the Welsh economy £2bn every year;

d) targets for carbon emissions from transport in Wales have consistently not been met;

e) levels of walking and cycling in Wales are in decline, with falling levels of active travel to school being a particular concern; and

f) each of these issues could be ameliorated if the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 was effectively implemented.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to refresh its ambition for active travel in Wales by producing a comprehensive active travel strategy including ambitious targets and a detailed plan for long term investment in active travel infrastructure.

Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013


Dai Lloyd (South Wales West)
Russell George (Montgomeryshire)
Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)
John Griffiths (Newport East)
Neil McEvoy (South Wales Central)
Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)


Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 09/06/2021

Decision due: 20 Feb 2019 by Plenary - Fifth Senedd

Lead member: Huw Irranca-Davies MS