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Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013

Section 9 – Provision for walkers and cyclists in exercise of certain functions

22.Section 9(1) requires the Welsh Ministers and local authorities to take reasonable steps to enhance provision for walkers and cyclists when exercising certain functions under the Highways Act 1980, where it is practicable to do so.  Functions where the duty will apply include the construction, maintenance, or improvement of roads.  Section 9(2) further requires the Welsh Ministers and local authorities to have regard to the needs of walkers and cyclists in the exercise of their functions under certain other highways legislation e.g. traffic regulation under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

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