Tag Archives: pollution

Government unveils transport decarbonisation plan for cleaner air and healthier communities

The Government has launched a ‘groundbreaking’ transport decarbonisation plan, aiming to create cleaner, quieter cities and communities. The plan provides a ‘greenprint’ to cut emissions from our seas and skies, roads and railways, setting out a pathway for the whole transport sector to reach net zero by 2050. As part …

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Bangor University working with Trash Free Trails on research project to reduce litter

Bangor University is working with Trash Free Trails to deliver a research project to reduce litter and single-use pollution. To launch the academic partnership, the University and Trash Free Trails hosted the first State of Our Trails Summit at the University’s own M-SParc Science Park. The interactive conference attracted representatives …

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IPPR calls for greater focus on affordable and clean transport alternatives to cut overall car use

The UK Government’s upcoming plan for decarbonising transport must focus on improving people’s quality of life – and this cannot be achieved through a shift to electric vehicles alone, a new IPPR report has argued. IPPR analysis of the Committee on Climate Change’s sixth carbon budget shows that, without additional measures being …

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Thousands ‘go car-free’ to mark Clean Air Day 2021

Thousands of Greater Manchester residents are today leaving their cars at home to mark national Clean Air Day, opting to ‘go car-free’ and walk, scoot, cycle or wheel to work, school or the shops. More than 50 GM schools are today trialling temporary ‘school streets’ where roads are closed to …

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Khan pushes ahead with ULEZ expansion to reduce toxic air pollution

Newly re-elected Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has recommitted to expanding the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in October this year to reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health. The expanded ULEZ will cover an area 18 times larger than the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone and …

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49% of UK school pupils ‘worried’ about air pollution

49% of UK school pupils are worried about air pollution near their school – an increase of ten percentage points since a similar survey ran in 2018, new figures have revealed. A YouGov poll, commissioned by Sustrans, surveyed 1,305 pupils aged six to 15 years old across the UK about …

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School Streets reduce nitrogen dioxide by up to 23%, research shows

Closing the roads around schools to traffic at pick-up and drop-off times has reduced polluting nitrogen dioxide levels by up to 23% and is supported by parents, new research published by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed. To measure the air quality benefits of the new School Streets, …

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Cowboy launches new navigation feature that lets riders plan routes based on air quality

Cowboy has launched the latest update of its app, a new navigation feature that allows riders to plan their routes based on air quality. To supply the data, Cowboy has partnered with Breezometer, a provider of hyperlocal air quality data sources and the same company that supplies air quality data …

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Report outlines next steps for Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) will receive an update on the next steps to produce the final GM Clean Air Plan at its meeting on 29th January. A report published today has confirmed that the final plan – including proposals for a GM-wide charging Clean Air Zone – will be …

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Half of schools in UK towns and cities ‘could readily roll out School Streets’

A new report published yesterday has revealed that half of all schools in UK towns and cities could readily roll out School Streets to improve local air pollution and road safety. Assessing the current status and future potential for School Streets in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Bristol, the report has …

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