Learn about air pollution and what we can do about it
What is air pollution? How is it caused? What's its impact on health? How bad is it in Bishopston? How can we clean our air? Do our own actions help? How can we talk to each other and work together to improve things?
This section helps you learn about these knotty questions, and signpost you to more and better sources of information about air pollution and clearer air.
Bristol City Council is required to implement a Clean Air Zone (CAZ). They have announced the options they are considering and are expected to announce a final decision by the end of 2018.
Seth Piper, Local NGO environmental activist recently wrote a piece that was highly critical of BCC's policies on dealing with the city's huge traffic problem. In his article he says:
The chances are that, if you are looking at this website, you are already aware of some of the worrying facts about air pollution and its effects on our health.
Either way, let's start with some basic facts about air pollution, the main sources and the substances that create it.
Air pollution and clean air is big news right now. But what are our politicians and local authorities doing to clean up our air?
We'll restrict our coverage of this question here to a quick summary of responses from Government, Bristol City Council and other cities.