1.These Explanatory Notes are for the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 which was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 1 October 2013 and received Royal Assent on 4 November 2013. They have been prepared by the Department for Economy, Science and Transport of the Welsh Government to assist the reader of the Act. The Explanatory Notes should be read in conjunction with the Act but are not part of it.
2.The Explanatory Notes are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. Where a section or part of a section is self-explanatory, no further explanation or comment is provided.
3.The powers to make the Act are contained in Part 4 of, and Schedule 7 to, the Government of Wales Act 2006. The National Assembly for Wales has legislative competence to make provision for and in connection with the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 by virtue of Schedule 7, subject 10 (highways and transport).
4.A reference to a local authority in these Explanatory Notes is a reference to a county council or a county borough council.