Active travel charity Sustrans Cymru has appointed Christine Boston as its new director.
Ms Boston chaired the Transform Cymru coalition since 2019, co-ordinating a range of organisations across transport, equalities and health in their attempts to influence policy on sustainable and inclusive transport for Wales.
Sustrans said her appointment will allow it to ‘push forward our agenda of inclusion ‘to ensure more people across Wales can choose active travel as the safest and most convenient option’.
Steve Brooks, Sustrans’ executive director of external affairs, said: ‘Christine brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise that will be invaluable to support both our team and our partners across Wales.
‘She brings a deep knowledge of connecting communities in Wales and a passion to make active travel accessible for everyone.
‘Christine will play a key role as we continue our crucial work to make it easier for people to walk and cycle safely and create a cleaner, greener, healthier Wales.’
Ms Boston (pictured) said: ‘The Covid-19 pandemic has allowed us to see how we can live our lives differently, making more local journeys from home on foot or by bike.
‘Authorities around the world have accelerated progress on active travel facilities in order to allow everyone to make safe and healthy journeys.
‘It is important to me that we use this opportunity to support more people to enjoy the benefits of walking and cycling, removing the barriers that have so far left people excluded.’