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Get updates here on selected items of news and view relevant to clean air in Bishopson. This treatment complements what you'll find via our social media feeds. Disclaimer! we are not pretending to offer a comprehensive news service on clean air! but other sections of this site point you to further information and definitive sources...

air p screenA 60 metre screen made of live plants is being deployed in Sheffield to help ameliorate air pollution outside schools. The full story can be found here

 

bristol air pollution 3A symbolic protest was made yesterday at how the climate crisis is being exacerbated by Bristol's continued feet dragging on production of its Clean Air Policy.

 

car pollution 2Pressure continues to mount to get the Council to take significant action to improve Bristol's air quality with a new campaign - Fight for Fair Air - now started by the local independent news publication, The Bristol Cable.

ULEZIt might be hoped that BCC is inspired by the implementation of London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone to make a Bristol ULEZ the central plank of its still to be formulated Clean Air policy. And maybe London's Mums for Lungs organisation will lead to the creation of a local Bristol Branch?

 

walkingcyclingIf, as Manchester does, you have Chris Boardman as your city Commissioner for Walking and Cycling - plus a supportive Mayor - then good environmental things can happen.

Clean air plan timetable 2At last some progress on Bristol's Clean Air Plan - but it still boils down to yet further delays. The timetable for the Plan indicates that it won't be ready to submit to the government until the last week of December 2019. For full details of the stages in the construction of the Plan, see the BCC pdf document

global warmingWe know air pollution has a range of detrimental effects on our health. You can find out more about these effects on our website here. But we may perhaps be less aware of the close causal link between increasing air pollution and global warming. This article  spells out how the two problems are inexorably bound together.

dirtyschoolsignThis is another initiative aimed at finding out just how serious are the levels of air pollution that childen can be exposed to both on the way to school and once in school. You can find out more on this story here and here

school cyclistsFive schools across Bristol; Bannerman Road, May Park, Cotham Gardens, Compass Point and our local primary, Brunel Field, are taking part in temporary road closures after school next week as part of Sustrans' and Playing Out’s ‘Big Pedal’ campaign.

cycling network 2At last some good news for cyclists. The government is giving Sustrans the responsibility of allocating the £21 million to various cycling projects. A further £2 million will be used to encourage more walking and cycling. See here for more details.

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