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A summary of the board's purpose and how it will work.

Purpose and remit

The Active Travel Board’s purpose is to coordinate activity to support the effective implementation of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013.

This will include the following specific tasks:

  • providing input into a review of effective delivery of active travel projects and supporting the implementation of any actions arising following consideration by ministers
  • advising on the development and implementation of the Active Travel Action Plan, including ensuring delivery within organisations’ area of responsibility
  • advising on and scrutinising targets
  • advising on wider activity to support the implementation of the Act and the uptake of active travel across portfolios, in the context of the seven well-being goals and the five ways of working set out in the Well-being of Future Generations Act.

There are four sub-groups to assist the Board.  The sub-groups are:

  • Active Travel to Schools National Advisory Group
  • Behaviour Change and Communications 
  • Training and Capability Building
  • Inclusive Active Travel 



Dr Dafydd Trystan Davies, Independent Chair for Active Travel Board


Senior Welsh Government officials representing the following Ministerial portfolios:

  • Economy and Infrastructure
  • Social Services and Public Health
  • Education
  • Environment and Rural Affairs

External stakeholders:

  • Welsh Local Government Association
  • Transport for Wales
  • Disability Wales
  • Living Streets
  • Sustrans
  • Welsh Cycling
  • Ramblers
  • Cycling UK
  • Public Health Wales
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Cycle to Work Alliance
  • Independent PH, communications and transport experts
  • Senedd cross-party group on active travel

Representatives from other departments, organisations and individuals will be invited to attend or present as required.


The board reports to the Deputy Minister for Climate Change. 

The full board will ordinarily meet quarterly. It is envisaged that every other board will focus on one theme which will be determined by latest legal and policy developments and Members.

The board sub-groups will ordinarily meet quarterly.

Any communication required between meetings will be via email.

The Welsh Government will provide the secretariat function for the meetings, issuing invites and drafting notes, and will provide meeting venues in one of its offices once in-person meetings re-start.