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Published: 17th DECEMBER 2019

Sustrans responds to Welsh Government's draft budget

Welsh Government have released their first budget since they declared a Climate Emergency.

people on bikes and walking on traffic free trail

Following the release, Ellen Jones, Sustrans Cymru Senior Policy Officer said:

“We welcome the increased focus in the budget to support tackling the climate crisis, which includes making sustainable travel more accessible to all, supporting access to green space in our communities, and investing in our neighbourhoods.

"But, if the Welsh government is serious about reducing the effects of the climate crisis, we need to see a much larger percentage of the transport budget invested in sustainable transport and less invested in building new roads.

"In order to make it an easy option for people to leave their cars at home we need to see good quality walking and cycling infrastructure, linked up to an accessible, reliable and affordable public transport system.

"In order to build a resilient Wales fit for future generations, we need a budget which reflects the urgency of the climate crisis we are in.”

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