26 Apr '17, 2pm

Air pollution kills thousands every year. Buses must be at the heart of our air quality strategy

It is very disappointing that the Government has delayed publication of its long-awaited draft Air Quality Plan to tackle pollution in the UK. This was a real opportunity for the Government to address what has become a public health emergency, causing 44,000 early deaths a year and driving up incidences of cancer, asthma, stroke, heart disease, obesity and dementia. As we await the High Court’s response to the Government’s application for a delay, I urge ministers to look closely at the evidence around air pollution to ensure that their policies are based on facts rather than political expediency. So what does the evidence say? It all points to the need to get tough on motorists and put clean buses at the heart of the national air quality strategy. Cleaner air for a fraction of the cost of diesel scrappage A new report launched last week by Greener Journeys reveals that th...

Full article: http://bettertransport.org.uk/blog/buses/air-quality

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