Bold transport solutions for cleaner air must involve and improve life for communities, says Derek Walker, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.
A Welsh Council has announced plans to explore a road user payment to help fund £1 buses, a new tram network and a cleaner, greener, and more modern transport system.
A report will be considered by Cardiff Council’s Cabinet on Thursday, April 27, and you can find out more information, here.
Derek Walker, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, commented on the announcement:
“We urgently need bold solutions to help people shift from an over-reliance on cars – so that all of us can live better lives and so that we have a livable Wales for our children and grandchildren.
“I welcome Cardiff Council’s plans to work with residents to explore innovative ways to support this shift to greener travel, for the sake of a healthier, prosperous and more equal Wales.
“We will expect to see meaningful involvement with communities and other public services, and a plan that reduces inequity so that everyone has access to better public transport and active travel options upfront, and the benefits of cleaner air.”
The Well-being of Future Generations Act requires public bodies to work together to ensure improved well-being for people living in Wales now and in the future.
The new commissioner is working with people and organisations including public bodies, on a plan for his office’s future work. Information will be shared over the coming weeks and months, and you can find out more about Our Future Focus, here.