28 Nov '17, 10pm

"Cutting traffic is the key way to cut pollution." Absolutely!

Faced with a succession of legal challenges, our political leaders have to take air quality more seriously. The Government has delayed the Silvertown Tunnel over air quality concerns, and abandoned plans for a mega lorry park in Kent after a threatened judicial review on environmental grounds. The Budget is widely expected to end the tax system’s love affair with diesel , and local councils are already taking measures against the most polluting vehicles on their streets. A super-inquiry from four House of Commons Committees is investigating how to improve air quality. It’s a topic that’s attracted a lot of interest with over 150 submissions to the Inquiry, from individuals and organisations, including evidence from Campaign for Better Transport . MPs are asking important questions about how joined up Government policies are when it comes to air pollution, what lessons can ...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/cut-traffic-...

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