Clean Air Zone plan for York city centre

24 Juin, 2018, 13:05 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Clean Air Zone plan for York city centre

We have already introduced a number of measures to do this, including a new £20 million Air Quality Fund, plans for Clean Air Zones and we will be publishing our own Clean Air Plan for consultation in early 2019.

More than twelve air quality workshops and assemblies have been conducted across the city's schools involving researchers from the University of York. A vehicle whose engine is clean enough would not have to pay anything.

"What's needed is an intelligent, phased approach to the Clean Air Zone which supports businesses - not punitive charges which have the potential of putting many operators out of business".

Meanwhile, commuters can help to reduce air pollution with free Metrolink travel on Clean Air Day.

Or ask for a paper copy at West Offices.

The British Heart Foundation's (BHF) research has shed light on how health-harmful pollutants such as particulate matter can cause damage to people's cardiovascular health and increase the risk of potentially deadly heart attacks and stroke.

Environmental law firm Client Earth has accused the Government of "missing the point" in its response to an inquiry by MPs into illegal levels of air pollution across the country.

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In the long term, this means impaired development and health complications like asthma and pneumonia that cost the NHS billions.

The introduction of a congestion charge to fight poor air quality in Birmingham is set to be debated by the city council next week.

"Nationally, we need government to step up and help local authorities across the United Kingdom, through investment in public transport and a national diesel scrappage scheme to effectively tackle this looming health and environmental crisis".

Parents can try this activity with their children at home or around their local area, and order a clean air kit here for a donation It comes with an air monitoring tube, air pollution guide and instructions to help you get started.

Ultra low emission buses (ULEBs) are those that have no exhaust emissions (e.g. electric buses) or have significantly reduced pollution emissions such as Euro 6 diesel buses, gas powered and electric hybrid buses.

The council's air quality spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: "We strongly support National Clean Air Day because it's a good way to raise awareness about how the quality of London's air can be improved".

Pictures attached show Micklegate campaigner Rosie Baker with her son Lyle and Green councillor Andy D'Agorne at pollution hotspot Rougier St.



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