We could save 17,000 fossil fuelled journey per day - that's a 41% reduction. In our view this is a great vision - it's now just about putting the right carrot and stick measures to get it going. The proposed CAZ would be a great impetus for this. Click here for the detail of the story...
One of our committee members picked out this piece from Saturday's Guardian. One study suggests that nearly 60% of the UK’s population live in areas where air pollution is above the legal limit. The end result is staggering: 40,000 early deaths every year in the UK. In London, this makes air pollution the second-biggest health risk, … Continue reading Poor air quality worse threat than alcohol or obesity
In response to the proposals for a Clean Air Zone to be formed around central Bath, which were released on the 6th April and our attendance at the subsequent briefing, the Committee of the CRA have agreed the following statement. Response to the Breathe2021 Briefing at BRLSI on 190418 In essence, this is a … Continue reading BreATHe2021 – our response
Reading through the last monthly report I'm struck by how much has happened since then. At this time last month we were still awaiting the publication of the Council's "Clean Air Plan: Strategic Outline Case". We got it soon after - all 139 pages. Click on the video above for the two minute cartoon Click here for the just … Continue reading End of April Report – please follow us
Things appear to have simplified - the zone options have reduced to one - the extended option. If so, we are now left with one question - how many types of vehicles will be chargeable: Class B (higher emission buses, coaches, private hire, taxis and heavy goods vehicles), Class B+C (higher-emission light goods vehicles), Class … Continue reading BreATHe2021 has simplified
Disappointingly, representatives of just five residents associations, out of 29, managed to attend a workshop run by the Council's BreATHe2021 project team on 19th April about the proposed Clean Air Zone. Better news is that 50% of those attendees were from Camden Residents Association! We could have monopolised the occasion but we listened and learned … Continue reading Camden rides high
BreATHe is the cute name for the programme of work B&NES has been compelled to start as a result of the recent High Court Direction. It has to yield results by 2021 so the solution has to be possible within this timeframe. The Council do appear to be in earnest and the quality of the … Continue reading Exhalation from BreATHe