Calls for more cycle routes in Wales

An exclusive poll for ITV Wales reveals more than one in ten of us would ride to work if only there were more cycle routes.

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An exclusive poll for ITV Wales reveals more than one in ten of us would ride to work if there were more cycle routes available.

It comes as the Active Travel Bill comes into force later this year, which will force local authorities to map and plan for suitable cycling and walking routes.

Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport says it will be an opportunity for a "Healthier Wales with less pollution and a stronger economy."

ITV poll reveals growing need for more cycle routes

The poll revealed only 2% of us in Wales class cycling as a main mode of transport Credit: PA

An exclusive poll for ITV Wales reveals more than one in ten of us would cycle to work if there were more cycle routes available.

The poll found only 2% of Welsh adults class cycling as their main mode of transport.

But it also revealed this figure would rise to a more respectable 12%, if designated cycle routes were more widely available - that's 2% higher than the Welsh Government target for the year 2020.

Later this year, a new law will come into force in Wales which has been hailed as the first of its kind in the world.

The aim of the Active Travel Act is simple, to get more of us to leave the cars behind and to take our bikes.

The Act will force local authorities to map and plan for suitable routes for walking and cycling.

You can see more on this story on tonight's Wales This Week at 8pm.

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