Solving London’s air pollution hotspots requires action over a wide area

Graph showing NO2 levles.

Residents in the neighbourhoods around Oxford Street and the campaign group Living Streets now stand facing each other in the first battle over how surface transport should serve London's busiest shopping street. In an email sent out by Living Streets the campaign group tells its members: "At Living Streets we were delighted when the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, …

Residents to voice concerns on plan to pedestrianise Oxford Street

Buses and taxis on Oxford Street.

Residents from Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Mayfair and Soho are to meet with London Assembly Transport Committee Members this week to voice their concerns over Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's plan to pedestrianise Oxford Street. In June the London Assembly Transport Committee heard from representatives from businesses in the West End, Transport for London, and Westminster City Council who …

Twenty-fours hours in a central London neighbourhood

Benches on corner of street.

All of us city dwellers tend to live our lives much more in the public domain: in the streets, cafes and public spaces of our neighbourhood. My twenty-four hour diary gives a glimpse of how I use our streets, not only as a thoroughfare, but as a breathing space and a meeting place. 3.00pm Tuesday: …

Air quality and licensing under discussion at Bloomsbury community meeting

Smog over central London.

Camden Council's Bloomsbury ward Councillors are hosting a meeting to discuss air quality in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, and Camden’s Licensing Policy this Monday. Councillors Sabrina Francis, Adam Harrison, and Rishi Madlani invite Bloomsbury ward residents to views on the air quality problem, and how licensing policy could better address local concerns about the social impact of sales of alcohol. …

London’s air pollution remains high but it is ok to drive

By Angela Lovely While people enjoyed the sun on Saturday and many could be seen out running and cycling around Regent's Park the air pollution has remained at a very high level and is forecast to continue to at least Sunday. Health advice from the Department of Environment tells the general population to reduce strenuous …