Creating a Bristol with cleaner air is about improving our public health and making life better for everyone in the city, whether you live, work or visit here. Clean air is especially important for our more vulnerable residents, such as older people, children and people with heart, breathing or other underlying health conditions.
As well as changing to vehicles that emit less nitrogen dioxide, we can all take up more active modes of travel, where possible, to do shorter journeys around the city. By applying for our active travel offers you can try travelling by e-scooter, bus, train or bike to get to school, work or the shops. Not only would you be helping the quality of the air, there is also lots of evidence to show that you would be improving your physical and mental health at the same time.
We have recently spoken to two experts, Sarah Woolnough who is CEO at Asthma and Lung UK and Dr Nick Boyd, a paediatric consultant anaesthetist who works at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Hear what they have to say about the benefits of having a Clean Air Zone as well exploring the alternative ways to get around Bristol.
- Asthma and Lung UK and air pollution
- Air pollution and health (Clean Air for Bristol)
- Public Health England – Health Matters: Air Pollution
- Committee of Medical Effects of Air Pollution (COMEAP) statement on the evidence for the effects of nitrogen dioxide on health.
- Royal College of Physicians: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution