By Ryan McGreal
Published May 16, 2012
The government of Wales is about to be the first federal government in the world to insist that municipal governments include sustainable transportation in their plans.
Councils will be obliged to consider how to improve walking and cycling when planning any new road schemes.
Such greener travel options have for some time been the official ambition of ministers in Westminster and elsewhere, but campaigners say little has been achieved, in no small part because many councils show little enthusiasm for such projects, and sometimes downright hostility.
The article references a 2011 study finding that merely telling people to ride bikes doesn't make a difference, and that a successful strategy entails investing in continuous cycling infrastructure.
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