Whilst the main flurry of activity continues to deliver the B&NES Clean Air Plan (CAP) according to published deadlines, the pre-existing air quality work is reported on in the “2018 Air Quality Annual Status Report (138 pages)” which came out this week. It certainly scores highly on the ‘weight of paper test’! and I did manage to glean three things from it:
- It tells us that NOx levels are generally getting better but not sufficiently quickly to obviate the need for a clean air zone (CAP) which is ongoing,
- London Road, Lambridge has made the most improvement but this is put down to the new bus lane extension forcing the majority of the traffic further away from the sensor,
- It gives us a hint of what additional measures will be completed in the next year, some of which could be interesting but may not be effective in the timescales required. See the table below.
(The ‘see here’ link in item 6 above is here)
So nothing seismic in the report. For those avid followers of these matters we should be getting set for the Automatic Number Plate Reading (ANPR) analysis this month. See here.