White paper proposes making it mandatory for local authorities to provide safe and integrated routes for walking and cycling.

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This article titled “Wales gets tough over green travel” was written by Peter Walker, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 9th May 2012 08.00 UTC

Wales is set to become the first country in the world to make it compulsory for local authorities to provide safe and integrated routes for walking and cycling as part of an ambitious plan to boost green travel and end the hegemony of the car.

A white paper launched on Wednesday morning by the Labour-led government in Cardiff will oblige Welsh councils and other authorities to identify, plan and implement walking and cycling routes, and how they can be integrated. The hope is that creating a network of safe routes will tempt people out of their vehicles.

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