Everything tagged with air pollution

Blog post: LCC and others call for action on air quality

LCC has joined a number of other charities in writing to the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to ask her to support recommendations that would help tackle poor air quality in London and beyond...

Blog post: UK government ordered to take action on air quality

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the UK government must deliver new plans to address illegal levels of air pollution in Britain by the end of the year. The ruling means the Government must start work on a comprehensive plan to meet pollution...

Blog post: London air pollution hits a high

Article and photo by Rhys Herbert A major spike in air pollution saw London reaching ‘high’ and ‘very high’ smog alert levels last week, posing serious health risks for vulnerable individuals. Older people, children and ...

Blog post: Climate Rush campaigners choose bikes to protest against Transport for London car culture

Campaigners from the Climate Rush environmental organisation will take to the streets in central London on bicycles on the morning of Thursday 22 September 2011 to protest against the dominance of car culture within Transport for London. More d...

Blog post: Oppose the scrapping of the congestion charge western extension

LCC is strongly suggesting the public remind the mayor of the adverse effects of scrapping the western extension of the congestion charge zone. Scrapping the zone will: cost Londoners £55 million in lost revenue worsen congestion in We...

Blog post: Lack of long-term air pollution solutions endangers public health

Serious levels of pollution caused by motor vehicles are forcing the mayor to wash the worst-affected London streets in an effort to avoid large EU fines. The measure comes at the same time as the proposed scrapping the western extension of ...

Blog post: Islington car parking scheme will increase congestion and pollution

Islington Cyclists Action Group (ICAG), the local LCC group, is campaigning to stop its local council introducing a scheme that will encourage short journeys by car with negative impacts on both congestion and pollution. Islington Council propose...

Blog post: Cyclists urged to sign petition calling for Archway to be two-way again

photo The Archway one-way system increases danger for cyclists and pedestrians in the area Cyclists are being urged to sign a petition calling for the Archway one-way system to be returned to two way. NB: The petition is only open until Mond...

Blog post: Government forced to spend extra £5 million battling London's air pollution

photo The mayor's own studies suggest that 4300 people die prematurely in London due to polluted air London's air quality is so bad that Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has put £5 million into a 'Clean Air Fund', some of which might ...