Ynys Môn Assembly Member Rhun ap Iorwerth joined campaigners from across Wales taking part in a Cycle on the Senedd event today.
They were campaigning to increase expenditure for active travel in Wales to £20 per head per annum and for the Welsh Government to put in place a co-produced, evidence based active travel strategy. The event was supported by a wide range of organisations, including Beicio Bangor, British Heart Foundation, and British Lung Foundation.
Following the cycle, Rhun ap Iorwerth addressed campaigners on the Senedd steps.
Mr ap Iorwerth said:
“I really enjoyed the cycle to the Senedd today as part of an event to promote active travel.
“We’re already aware of the benefits of active travel – active travel to school can increase concentration by up to 4 hours, for example, as well as health benefits. We must now see an increase in active travel spending to make it easier and safer for people to make short daily journeys on foot or by bike. £20 a head is a very reasonable ask!”