Air necessities

Air pollution levels are above legal limits in 16 urban areas across the UK. This report identifies actions that cities around the UK can take alongside central government to reduce emissions from road transport now, rather than wait for natural vehicle turnover.

Cities can enact packages of measures around taxis, buses, and lorries, such as using cheaper alternative fuels. For central Government, the planned network of Clean Air Zones could be improved to prevent unwanted side-effects. In the long-term, cities must integrate air quality into transport and land use policy.

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