Time to improve Westminster’s Air Quality

I despair when I see drivers parked in W1 with their engines running.


Speaking at Last night’s Council meeting, Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Labour’s Built Environment spokesperson, said:

“As a Marylebone Road resident for over 40 years, I know how polluted our city is. You don’t need facts and figures you just have to smell the air and it is pretty disgusting and very unhealthy.

In Westminster, road traffic is responsible for up to 70% of all air pollution. In 2008, across London, more than 4,000 premature deaths directly resulted from levels of air pollution.

The ‘Clean Air in London’ campaign says that more than 7,000 people a year are now dying prematurely as a result of toxic air. The level of childhood asthma is now far higher than ever before.

It gives me no pleasure to say that parts of Westminster have the filthiest air of any European capital. The air pollution on Oxford Street is among the most polluted streets in the…

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