The following is a selection of information from our Highways, Traffic & Pollution working group.
In developing the evidence-base regarding life damaging air pollution in Wetherby, monitoring and measurements in several air pollution “hot spots” in the town continue to take place by representatives of Better Wetherby. We have also managed to convince Leeds City Council to locate official pollution measurement meters at four of these:
· Pedestrian Crossing High Street/Horsefair
· Crossley Street School
· Westgate/Crossley Street
· North Street/St James Street
A recent consultation has taken place regarding Climate Change initiatives in Leeds. Better Wetherby members did participate and the council has approved a plan to more than halve carbon emissions by 2025
Air pollution 'triggers hundreds more heart attacks and strokes' Higher air pollution in the UK trigger hundreds more heart attacks, strokes and acute asthma attacks each year, research suggests.
A team at King's College London looked at data from London, Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford and Southampton. See link: