Appointment of Active Travel Board Chair
Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, has appointed Dr Dafydd Trystan Davies as the Chair of the Active Travel Board. The appointment will be for 2 years.
The Active Travel Board was set up in 2014 to advise Welsh Government on the implementation of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 and active travel policy more widely and to co-ordinate action among partner organisations.
Dr Dafydd Trystan Davies has previously served as an advisory board member of Sustrans in Wales and a director of Cycle Training Wales. In his capacity as chair of governors of Ysgol Hamadryad in Cardiff, he has been involved in the development of one of the most radical school travel plans in the country.
Priorities will be to sharpen the challenge function of the Active Travel Board towards policies and their implementation, to help deepen member organisations’ understanding and commitment to their own role in increasing levels of active travel in Wales and enhance co-operation and exchange between members on an on-going basis.
He will also oversee progress with actions from the Active Travel Action Plan, including advising on stretching targets and identify gaps with a view to refresh the Plan in 2021 and devise a strategy for Wales. He will sit alongside Active Travel Commissioners across the UK, in challenging and supporting the Government on active travel.