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Communities urged to speak out over travel plans for Wales

A campaign has been launched this week urging people to have a say on how their neighbourhood could be better designed for pedestrians and cyclists.

It's hoped it will encourage more people to get out and about on foot or on their bikes, rather than use a car.

Aminah Jagne reports

Four Welsh travel organisations - Cycling UK, Living Streets, Sustrans Cymru and Welsh Cycling - have joined forces to make it easier for people to get involved in the process.

They've launched a new webtool that allows people to enter their details and automatically send an e-mail to their local authority asking to be involved in drawing up the new maps.

I am very proud of Wales’ Active Travel Act. It’s a ground-breaking piece of legislation which clearly shows the importance we place on improving people’s health and wellbeing through active travel.

The creation of the Integrated Network Maps – plans for networks of new and improved routes – is a unique opportunity for the public to help shape how cycling and walking is delivered in the future.

I am delighted that this new webtool makes it easier for people to get involved in the process and I would encourage everyone to take part to help shape the future of their communities.

– Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and Public Health

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