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Active Travel Bill goes to vote in Senedd on Tuesday

The Welsh government says its Active Travel Bill which goes to a vote in the Senedd on Tuesday will improve the nation's cycle and footpaths and encourage people to give up their cars and become healthier.

Jeff Jones, a local government consultant and former leader of Bridgend County Borough Council, said the bill was "gesture politics" that was not backed by enough finance to make a real difference.

Jane Lorimer, national director for Sustrans Cymru the transport group, said the bill was the start of a framework to encourage alternatives to using the car and would be cheaper to deliver than other public transport programmes.

Here, they discuss the issue with Felicity Evans on BBC Radio Wales.

  • 01 Oct 2013
  • From the section Wales
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