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Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013

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7Securing continuous improvement in active travel routes

(1)Each local authority must in every year secure that there are—

(a)new active travel routes and related facilities, and

(b)improvements of existing active travel routes and related facilities,

in its area.

(2)A local authority must, in performing the duty imposed by subsection (1), have regard to guidance given by the Welsh Ministers.

(3)Each local authority must make a report to the Welsh Ministers specifying the costs incurred by it in each financial year in performing the duty imposed by subsection (1).

8Reports by Welsh Ministers on active travel

The Welsh Ministers must make and publish annual reports on the extent to which walkers and cyclists make active travel journeys in Wales.

9Provision for walkers and cyclists in exercise of certain functions

(1)The Welsh Ministers and each local authority must, in the exercise of their functions under Parts 3, 4, 5, 9 and 12 of the Highways Act 1980 (creation, maintenance and improvement of highways, interference with highways and acquisition etc. of land), in so far as it is practicable to do so, take reasonable steps to enhance the provision made for walkers and cyclists.

(2)The Welsh Ministers and each local authority must have regard to the needs of walkers and cyclists in the exercise of their functions under—

(a)Parts 1, 2, 4 and 7 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (general and special traffic regulation, parking places and obstructions),

(b)Part 3 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (street works), and

(c)Part 2 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (network management by local traffic authorities).

10Duty to exercise functions to promote active travel

(1)The Welsh Ministers and local authorities must exercise their functions under this Act in a manner designed to—

(a)promote active travel journeys, and

(b)secure new active travel routes and related facilities and improvements in existing active travel routes and related facilities.

(2)Each local authority must make a report to the Welsh Ministers specifying what it has done in each financial year in the performance of the duty imposed on it by subsection (1).

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