Fitzrovia charity calls for tough action on air pollution in central London

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A Fitzrovia charity has called on the Mayor of London to take tougher action to combat air pollution in central London by restricting motor vehicles on high pollution days.

Cyclist, taxi and bus on Oxford Street. Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association says plan to pedestrianise Oxford Street is a “trophy project” and fails to properly address air quality in central London.

The Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association, which campaigns on behalf of the 8,000 residents in the central London district, says “the Mayor must restrict motor traffic movement in the whole of central London” and “ban all but emergency vehicles on high pollution days”.

The charity made the call in its response to the Mayor of London’s consultation on plans for the “transformation of Oxford Street“, which ended on Sunday.

The Neighbourhood Association is opposing the “transformation” proposals as put forward by Transport for London and Westminster City Council and slams the Oxford Street vision as a “trophy project”…

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