Tag Archives: pollution

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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New polling reveals support for transport and air quality measures across UK

New polling has shown ‘significant’ public support for further transport and air quality measures following the Government’s decision to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. The results also reveal public support for stricter air pollution limits, which would help tackle air pollutants from other sources, …

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Views sought on proposals for Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone

Greater Manchester’s mayor and local authority leaders are urging businesses and residents to give their views on proposals for the ‘biggest’ Clean Air Zone outside London and to help in pressing for Government support funding. People are being asked for feedback on key elements of the Category C* charging Clean …

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Sustrans urges Government to build on £2 billion for walking and cycling to meet active travel targets

Sustrans has responded to the UK Government’s ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution, saying a 20%-60% reduction in traffic by 2030 is needed in order to meet climate targets. The charity said that the best way to reduce vehicle trips is to make it easier for people to walk, …

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Trial shows potential of cargo bikes to reduce pollution

A trial has shown the potential of cargo bike in improving the cityscape, with pollution being reduced by over 300kgs of CO2. Last-mile logistics firm Stuart conducted a five-week trial using electric cargo bikes supplied by Pure Electric, with each bike making an average of 100 deliveries a week and …

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Lime sets carbon reduction targets, partners with WWF to create ‘more livable, pollution-free cities’

Lime and WWF have announced a new global partnership to create ‘more livable, pollution-free cities’. The Ride Green initiative will include education initiatives to promote cleaner modes of transportation as well as local grassroots advocacy to advance more sustainable urban mobility and livable cities. The partnership is a joint collaboration …

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Leeds’ Clean Air Zone ‘no longer required’, review finds

Leeds’ planned Clean Air Zone is no longer required thanks to businesses switching to cleaner vehicles faster than expected, a joint review by Leeds City Council and central Government has concluded. Senior councillors will discuss the conclusions and proposals to voluntarily introduce new air quality targets that go further than …

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