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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...

CADBIntro2 Thursday 20th June 2019 has been declared national Clean Air Day and we’ll be joining in locally.

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With this latest statement here from PHE, pressure is mounting on councils to stop parents from waiting in idling cars outside schools to pick up their children. Parents in Bristol are already mobilising on this issue - see cleanairparents

Bristol air pollution 01Marvin Rees' reply to the Undersecretary of State outlining the reasons for Bristol's tardiness in still not publishing its Clean Air Policy can be read here

See also the scrutiny commission on Bristol's Clean Air Plan document.

clean air children59 schools were monitored for nitrogen dioxide levels by Bristol City Council in 2018. The results for these are due to be published in the next few weeks.

schools air pollutionThese examples of primary schools acting to reduce the levels of car induced air pollution in the vicinity of their school should encourage others to deal with this UK wide problem.

bristol busesFree bus travel is already available in around 100 towns and cities worldwide, including more than 30 in the USA and 20 in France. Our present UK deregulated bus services based on making profits means comprehensive and coordinated services are unlikely to ever be achieved.

child breathingThe fact that more UK children suffer from respiratory conditions than anywhere else in Europe must surely be linked to our cities' high levels of air pollution.

car pollutionThangam Debonnaire makes clear in her latest blog how disappointed she is in BCC's tardiness in deciding on and implementing policies that can begin to deal with Bristol's poor air quality - and how she would be willing to offer any help she can to BCC to expedite this.

Space for Cycling ride 2014 flickr.comphotossamsaunders14207776955Sustrans has just released a report 'Transforming Cities: The potential of everyday cycling'.

Bearpit Graffiti 1If you want to find out more about the health dangers of breathing the ever increasing levels of air pollution in our city, Medact are organising an evening event on this issue, details of which can be found here.

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