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Clean Air Mini Neighbourhood

A package of measures aimed at improving air quality are planned for America Street and its surrounding streets
Valerie Beirne
Bankside Urban Forest Manager
Sophie Tyler
Travel Planning Coordinator
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Bankside is set to benefit from a package of measures aimed at improving air quality in the neighbourhood.  Poor air quality is one of the most important public health issues facing London, and Bankside is no exception.  A recent survey of the Better Bankside membership highlighted that 80% of our business members see improving air quality as a priority. Better Bankside are currently drafting an air quality action plan, to help guide our actions and program in the coming years to help address the issue of poor air quality and to work with our members to implement physical projects and behaviour change measures that can improve air quality locally.

Our flagship project for this is our Clean Air Mini Neighbourhood, which we have received funding from the Mayor's Air Quality Fund to deliver over the next two years.  Focussing on the area between the rail viaduct on America Street, Great Guildford Street, O'Meara Street and Southwark Street, this project is set to deliver a mix of creative green transformations with a range of measures to help local businesses take practical actions themselves to reduce their impact on local air pollution.  The project will involve an innovative approach to monitoring air quality locally - working with specialists from Kings College London, and assessing the impact of our projects on this.

 

Jan 20 2017