air quality

Nearly a quarter of drivers admit to idling

16/06/2022

More than 20% of drivers admit to regularly leaving their engines running while their vehicle is stationary despite the impact this has on air quality, new research has revealed.

M4 relief road 'entirely a matter for Wales'

07/09/2021

The Welsh Government has insisted that any future decision about whether to build a relief road for the M4 at Newport ‘is entirely a matter for Wales’ after writing down a further £79m on the abandoned scheme.

Highways England steps in to improve toxic air in Dorset village

11/05/2021

Highways England is to impose a permanent 30mph speed limit in a village suffering high air pollution after a trial achieved an improvement.

Coroner calls for tougher air pollution targets to cut deaths

22/04/2021

A coroner has written to government departments including the Department for Transport, calling for action on air pollution to 'prevent future deaths'.

The long read: Tackling air quality head on

04/06/2020

What are the challenges to improving air quality and how can local authorities tackle them? Carl Dyer, chief technology officer for SWARCO in the UK, takes a look.

air quality fraud

20/12/2019

Could road studs offer pollution solution?

09/12/2019

A UK firm has launched a new method of tackling toxic pollution from road vehicles, using pods submerged in the centre of the road.

Cities make business case for £1.5bn air quality fund

02/09/2019

Leaders of cities with illegal levels of air pollution are calling for the Government to boost spending on air quality, arguing that a fund of £1.5bn could generate up to £6.5bn in returns.

Amey gets smart to tackle SRN pollution

29/07/2019

Amey Consulting has won funding for two projects that will attempt to use smart technology to improve air quality around the strategic road network.

Shell launches new greener asphalt technology

19/03/2019

Shell has launched a new bitumen product to help reduce the impact of asphalt production and paving on local air quality.

Public Health England moots road pricing to tackle pollution

13/03/2019

Low emission zones and road pricing deliver the highest public health benefit of transport interventions aimed at tackling the effects of air pollution, the Government’s own advisers have said.

Highways England rebuffs Khan's attempt to raid pollution fund

18/12/2018

Highways England has insisted that it is not underspending its designated fund for air quality after London mayor Sadiq Khan suggested that cash from the fund could help expand his planned £23m scrappage scheme.

Urban consolidation centres 'significantly outweigh' costs, govt advisers find

12/07/2018

An economic assessment tool specially developed by Government advisers has shown the benefits from urban consolidation centres (UCCs) can outweigh any extra costs.

Ministers 'shying away' from action on air pollution

20/06/2018

The MPs who led an unprecedented joint inquiry into Government plans to tackle air pollution have accused ministers of ‘dragging their feet’ on the issue.

'Not very joined up': MPs and transport chiefs slam pollution plan

24/05/2018

Senior politicians and transport experts have criticised the Government’s latest clean air strategy for what they saw as a failure to tackle emissions from transport.

Comment: How do we address air quality without choking off the economy?

25/08/2017

Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation, gives his analysis of the difficult issues surrounding the nation’s air quality.

NICE calls for range of traffic changes to improve air quality

01/12/2016

More speed cameras and lower speed limits are two of the ideas being put forward by health experts in order to improve air quality.

London's North-South Cycle Highway to King's Cross approved

01/09/2016

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed they intend to go ahead with the North-South Cycle Superhighway to King’s Cross, after plans were supported by 70% of respondents to its consultation.

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