We are focusing on measures which will reduce the most harmful pollution affecting our communities but we will look at all options and investigate the most effective ways to reduce levels.
There are many sources of air pollution in Bristol, such as industrial sites, gas boilers and domestic wood burning stoves. However, the aim of the Plan is to reduce NO2 pollution within Bristol in the shortest amount of time since this is the pollutant that exceeds legal limits in Bristol. The dominant source of NO2 where people are exposed to pollution is road vehicles. Therefore, the focus of the current work will be on reducing emissions from vehicles, in order to achieve the aim of the Plan and improve air quality within the city in the shortest time. Other sources of pollution have been considered but are small contributors compared to vehicles.