Vote Bike 2016 Responses
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AberavonPlaid CymruBethan Jenkins
AberavonUKIPRichard Pritchard
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Helen Ceri Clarke
AberavonLabour/LlafurDavid Rees
AberavonGreen PartyJonathan Tier
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Helen Ceri Clarke
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Sarah Lesiter-Burgess
AberconwyLabour/LlafurMike Priestley
AberconwyGreen PartyPetra Haig
Janet Finch-Saunders
Alyn and DeesideGreen PartyMartin Bennewith
Alyn and Deeside
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Pete Williams
Alyn and DeesidePlaid CymruJacqueline Hurst
Alyn and DeesideLabour/LlafurCarl Sargeant
ArfonPlaid CymruSian Gwenllianyesno
I am very supportive of the aims and objectives of Cycling UK in making sure that Wales become the healthier, greener and more prosperous nation it could, and indeed should be.

Plaid Cymru has as you may well know, been strong advocates of an active travel strategy to ensure that we not only reduce our nation’s carbon footprint, but to also make sure the citizens of our nation enjoy Wales’ landscape and also reap the health benefits of staying active; indeed Wales has serious health problems which could be mitigated if more people took up walking and cycling for routine short journeys.

Regarding your two means of achieving these goals, I can confirm that I do indeed support your first objective of raising the level of funding per person on active travel within Wales, and Plaid Cymru will go even further and;
• ensure that walking and cycling is integrated with bus and rail services
• establish a dedicated capital investment fund for active travel schemes similar to Scotland
• ensure that active travel considerations are incorporated into the planning system
• ensure that re-opening of the Rhondda tunnel as an important tourist attraction and cycle path is supported.

Plaid Cymru is committed to allowing people of all means and abilities the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors. However we do not believe that introducing comprehensive open access is appropriate in Wales.
Instead our work will focus on making better use of the quarter of our country that is already designated as open land. We will do this by;
• Promoting new recreational opportunities within the Forest Estate.
• We will ensure that our designated landscapes are best equipped to meet current and future challenges while building on their internationally recognised status.

To that end we will develop the role of Wales’ National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty based on the recommendations of the recent Review of Designated Landscapes in Wales.
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Mohammed Shultan
ArfonLabour/LlafurSion Jones
Blaenau Gwent
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Brendan D'Cruzyesyes
Totally in support of enhanced cycling in Wales, making more use of our tracks and trails. This needs funding that we must find, given the benefits to health, exercise and sustainable transport options are well documented.
Blaenau GwentPlaid CymruNigel Copneryesyes
Blaenau GwentLabour/LlafurAlun Davies
Blaenau GwentConservative/CeidwadwyrTracey West
Brecon and Radnorshire
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Kirsty Williamsyesno
The Welsh Liberal Democrats are fully supportive of measures which increase active travel and are committed to developing a better balance for all users of our street and road network.This will include working with Local Authorities to increase the number of 20mph zones in residential areas and providing support for route development to encourage walking and cycling.
We would commit to teaching every child to cycle safely.
An active travel fund would encourage the development of new infrastructure across Wales and we would make progress towards the target of £10 per person per year cycling investment.
The Welsh Liberal Democrats would not support wholesale open access but would look to improve access to land and water in a way which respects existing business activities, the environment and habitats. We would seek to develop Rights of Way Improvement Plans and a monitoring role for Local Access Forums.
Brecon and RadnorshireGreen PartyGrenville Ham
Brecon and RadnorshirePlaid CymruFreddy Greaves
Brecon and RadnorshireConservative/CeidwadwyrGary Price
Brecon and RadnorshireLabour/LlafurAlex L Thomas
BridgendGreen PartyCharlotte Barlow
BridgendConservative/CeidwadwyrGeorge Jabbour
BridgendUKIPCaroline Jones
BridgendPlaid CymruJames Radcliffe
BridgendLabour/LlafurCarwyn Jones
CaerphillyPlaid CymruLindsay Whittleyesyes
CaerphillyUKIPSam Gouldyesyes
Cycling is a great activity and sport and Wales should take the lead in making the UK the most bike-friendly country on this planet
CaerphillyGreen PartyAndrew Creak
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Aladdin Ayesh
CaerphillyLabour/LlafurHefin David
Cardiff CentralLabour/LlafurJenny Rathboneyesyes
As a cyclist, who regularly commuted to the Assembly by bike, I support the suggestion of having a dedicated budget for implement the ground breaking Active Travel Act.
In the week where we have learnt that 50,000 people under the age of 40 (across England & wales) have Type 2 Diabetes, it is nothing short of a public health emergency to get people out of their cars and either walking or cycling to work or school.

Cardiff Central
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Eluned Parrottyesyes
During the last Assembly I sat on the Enterprise and Transport Committee which scrutinised the Active Travel (Wales) Act. In this capacity I saw first-hand the dire need for dedicated funding of Active travel in order to make the goals of the act achievable. My party completely agrees that we need to aim for a target of achieving funding of £10 per head on cycling in Wales.

We also agree that more opportunities ought to be taken to deliver improved access to the outdoors. The natural environment is for everyone's enjoyment, and we certainly need to look at the scope for a right to roam.
Cardiff CentralGreen PartyAmelia Womack
Cardiff CentralConservative/CeidwadwyrJoel Williams
Cardiff NorthGreen PartyChris von Ruhlandyesyes
I have always been a keen cyclist, seeing it as my primary mode of transport. While the environmental and health benefits of cycling are clear, for many people roads are seen as dangerous places, so to encourage people to cycle, we must make it as easy for them as possible. As a way towards attaining this goal, it is the policy of Wales Green Party to make cycling safer and more attractive by supporting the development of ‘Home Zones’, developing new safe cycle routes to link communities and services, and implementing 20 mph speed limits in all residential areas and rural villages.
Cardiff NorthPlaid CymruElin Walker JonesYesYes
Yes of course I would do everything in my power as an AM to promote cycling as an Active Travel method. I like cycling with my kids - it's a great way to spend time with my family, keeping fit, cheap and environmentally friendly. Sadly I am not confident enough to cycle on roads - I'm one of the many women who report that cycling on roads would be easier with specific, wider cycle lanes.
I am concerned about the increasing amount of traffic on our roads, and think we need to act in drastic ways to solve this - by promoting sustainable methods of transport rather than just building more roads.
I support your call for more resources to realise Active Travel.
I also support the adoption of Scottish presumed access laws to increase the access to our beautiful countryside.
Just recently in my ward, we have managed to persuade the Council to improve cycle/ pedestrian routes to schools, rather than just spending the grant that they had obtained on improving roads. The results are worth seeing - a network of safe, all-weather pedestrian / cycle routes to school across the ward, to encourage children to walk, cycle or scoot to school, lessening the traffic, improving health and well being, increasing opportunities for socialising and community building, and great for our beautiful planet.
Cardiff NorthLabour/LlafurJulie Morganyesyes
I am a strong supporter of cycling both for leisure and commuting. Welsh Labour introduced the ground-breaking Active Travel Act and it is vitally important that we make changes in how people travel particularly for shorter journeys.
Cardiff NorthConservative/CeidwadwyrJayne Cowan
Cardiff South and PenarthPlaid Cymru
Dafydd Trystan Davies
I am a strong supporter of cycling. I campaigned for the Active Travel Act, sit on the Board of Sustrans in Wales, spoke in favour of Trails for Wales on the media, Chair Cycle Training Wales and have campaigned for 20mph zones as default in residential areas. I think we should allocated more than £10 a head of dedicated funding!
Cardiff South and PenarthGreen PartyAnthony Slaughteryesyes
Not owning a car, cycling and walking both a very important role in my daily life. Wales Green Party fully support the aims of the Active Travel Act and would ensure everything that is necessary is done to achieve those aims including the provision of dedicated funding. We would also want to see the implementation of 20mph speed limits in all residential areas making our streets safer for all users.
Cardiff South and PenarthLabour/LlafurVaughan Gething
Cardiff WestGreen PartyHannah Pudneryesyes
Cardiff WestPlaid CymruNeil McEvoyyesyes
Cardiff West
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Cadan ap Tomosyesyes
Cardiff WestUKIPGareth Bennett
Cardiff WestLabour/LlafurMark Drakeford
Carmarthen East and DinefwrUKIPNeil Hamiltonnono
As a keen cyclist and walker myself, I am in support of your wider aims. However, as I am not currently in a position to promise any spending commitments for the Welsh Assembly, I am not able to complete the Vote Bike Cymru website form. If I am fortunate enough to be elected on 5th May I look forward to working with you, and the many members within my region, to further your aims and objectives.
Carmarthen East and DinefwrGreen PartyFreya Amsbury
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
William Powell
Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruAdam Price
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Green PartyVal BradleyyesyesAs a keen supporter of cycling, Green, healthy and of economic benefit - 100% support.
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Alistair Cameronyesyes
We must make it easier and safer for people to cycle in Wales. We have an obesity crises looming and climate change is one of the greatest threats facing the planet.
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Plaid CymruSimon Thomas
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Conservative/CeidwadwyrAngela Burns
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Labour/LlafurMarc Tierney
CeredigionConservative/CeidwadwyrFelix Aubel
CeredigionGreen PartyBrian Williams
CeredigionUKIPGethin James
CeredigionPlaid CymruElin Jones
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Elizabeth Evans
Clwyd SouthConservative/CeidwadwyrSimon Baynesnono
The Welsh Conservatives are committed to increasing cycling participation across Wales. Cycling is an excellent way for people to stay fit, and we need to encourage people of all ages to have active lifestyles. To reflect this, a Welsh Conservative Government would introduce a public campaign to promote safer cycling, and encourage cycling to work.

In addition, we will improve cycling infrastructure across Wales by incorporating cycle paths in our road infrastructure and transport plan to ensure they are given consideration in any new developments. The creation of cycle paths would give people a safe route of travel, and it is our hope that increased safety and provision will encourage to make cycling part of their everyday lives.
Clwyd SouthGreen PartyDuncan Reesyesyes
Fully support this campaign, and the work of Sustrans the cycling charity. We also press for better cycle facilities on trains and at stations, more traffic free cycle paths and segregated cycle lanes on highways, and better linking up of strategic long distance cycle routes.
Clwyd South
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Aled Roberts
Clwyd SouthUKIPMandy Jones
Clwyd SouthLabour/LlafurKen Skates
Clwyd SouthPlaid CymruMabon ap Gwynfor
Clwyd West
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Victor Babu
Clwyd WestPlaid CymruLlyr Huws Gruffydd
Clwyd WestGreen PartyJulian Mahy
Clwyd WestConservative/CeidwadwyrDarren Millar
Cynon ValleyConservative/CeidwadwyrKeith Dewhurst
Cynon ValleyLabour/LlafurVikki Howells
Cynon ValleyPlaid CymruCerith Griffiths
Cynon ValleyUKIPLiz Wilks
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Tom Rippethyesyes
As a long-standing member of Cycling UK as well as a cycle commuter, touring cyclist and mountain biker, I am a strong supporter of improved and safer infrastructure for cyclists.
DelynPlaid CymruPaul Rowlinson
DelynUKIPNigel Williams
DelynLabour/LlafurHannah Blythyn
Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruDafydd Elis-Thomasyesno
Yes to Q1. I received the petition which led to the Act but resourcing was never sorted. We must do this in 5th Assembly. Access is still problematic and Scots law is probably not the model. But I am currently working with Natural Resources Minister on Future Landscapes, and access must be part of this.
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Steve Churchmanyesyes
I visited the Trossachs National Park last summer and was impressed by the large number of cyclists there. A huge difference to what I see here in the Snowdonia National Park.
Dwyfor MeirionnyddConservative/CeidwadwyrNeil Fairlamb
Dwyfor MeirionnyddLabour/LlafurIan Macintyre
GowerLabour/LlafurRebecca Evansnoyes
I strongly support recreational cycling and cycle sport as a central part of the groundbreaking active travel agenda Welsh Labour has put into action in government in Wales.

While currently around 6 percent of adults cycle at least weekly for active travel journeys, Welsh Labour’s aspiration is to see this rise substantially by 2026.

Encouraging this step change is a responsibility for the Welsh Government as well as the people of Wales, partners in local authorities, the health service, education sector, businesseses and the third sector.

In terms of a specific budget dedicated to supporting active travel, I would like to see funding support for active travel mainstreamed through an integrated approach rather than confining it to a budget line in the transport department.

I believe that this better reflects the fact that the benefits of active travel are far reaching and cross traditional departmental or budgetary demarcations. This is also consistent with the more integrated approach to promoting and improving active travel which lies at the heart of Welsh Labour’s approach.

In terms of presumed access laws, I strongly support the Welsh Government’s work to date to improve opportunities to access the outdoors for recreation, which builds on the excellent progress which has been made in delivering 1,200 miles of the National Cycle Network and approximately 370 miles of mountain bike trails in Wales.
GowerConservative/CeidwadwyrLyndon Jones
GowerPlaid CymruHarri Roberts
GowerGreen PartyAbigail Cherry
IslwynGreen PartyKaty Beddoe
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Matthew Kidner
IslwynPlaid CymruLyn Ackerman
IslwynLabour/LlafurRhianon Passmore
LlanelliLabour/LlafurLee Watersyesyes
As the person who led the campaign for the Active Travel Act I will be a champion for achieving its full potential if I am elected as AM for Llanelli
LlanelliPlaid CymruHelen Mary Jones
Liberal Democrat/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol
Gemma Bowker