Sunday, 15 July 2018
Latest news
Main » Leeds rush hour bicycle ride for Clean Air Day

Leeds rush hour bicycle ride for Clean Air Day

23 June 2018

It's estimated that up to 2,000 people die prematurely in Greater Manchester each year due to air pollution, among 40,000 people nationally.

The leaders who will be hosted by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, will meet with Mr Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to call on him to agree to a national clean air plan.

Children in cars stuck in traffic are exposed to double the level of pollutants than youngsters walking along even busy roads, raising their risk of health problems including asthma and potentially reducing the growth of their lungs.

With help from Friends of the Earth, the school's eco group tested the air for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) at two different locations around the school.

Referring to the scientific claims that Yoga can improve oxygen intake, Shekhar said such an activity will not lead to desired results if the air was polluted.

It is proposed that the Clean Air Zone should cover all roads within the A4540 Middleway ring road.

The Council added: "Under the proposals for the preferred Class D option, charges would apply to the most polluting vehicles which enter the Clean Air Zone, including buses, coaches, lorries, taxis and private hire vehicles, vans and private cars".

An *Interview* With Blue, A Chill Velociraptor From ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’
When a franchise just does the same thing again and again, it's time to stop. Of course, $130-$140 million is still a big number and nothing to sneeze at.

The consultation will help to refine a package of measures that can be introduced to help mitigate the impact and support people to move to cleaner forms of transport.

"This is completely unacceptable and we can not allow it to continue, which is why we are now looking to consult on plans for a Clean Air Zone in the city".

Young children are exposed to 30% more auto pollution than adults because they are short, according to new research.

The latest research shows that in 2016, 234 deaths in Buckinghamshire were directly attributed to poor air quality.

Cllr Livingstone said: "It's so important that we all pull together to tackle London's air quality crisis and Clean Air Day provides a great opportunity to get the important conversation about what we can all do to help, moving along. We need to radically reduce the number of cars driving in and around Leeds and give people affordable and reliable public transport as well as safe walking and cycling routes across the city".

The authority knows (through York's Third Air Quality Action Plan) that local bus services make up three per cent of the traffic but cause 27 per cent of the main pollutants in York.

In aid of the day, children at Rosary Catholic Primary School in Birmingham have become activists for clean air after they discovered the pollution at their school was at illegal levels.

Leeds rush hour bicycle ride for Clean Air Day