15 Jun '11, 10am

Cycling Bill will make Wales a 'World leader'

New laws to support cycling will make Wales a 'World leader' Welsh Government is to introduce a Cycling Bill making it a legal duty for local authorities to provide cycle routes. It comes as a result of four years of campaigning by sustainable transport charity Sustrans Cymru. Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones announced the Bill yesterday [Tuesday 14 June, 2011] as one of the Welsh Government's priorities over the next five years. It is a first for any Government, both in the UK and World-wide. Lee Waters, Sustrans Cymru Director, said; 'There has long been a legal duty to build and maintain roads, but this is the first time that highways authorities will have had a legal obligation to create new walking and cycling routes. It has the potential to make Wales a World leader in sustainable transport. 'Creating town and city spaces that support walking and cycling is a crucia...

Full article: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/resources/in-the-news/cycling-...

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