Burning fossil fuel for transport produces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Climate change is causing increasing damage to health. Burning fossil fuel also produces air pollution that is directly harmful to health. We must design our towns and our lives so that we aren't forced to rely on polluting private cars. See also: Winchester City Council five-year Air Quality Action Plan approved Apr 26, 2017WinACC's transport pagesGlobal Action Plan's National Clean Air Day website.

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Greenpeace highlighted their campaign for the government to come up with an action plan to clean up our air by scaling and placing gas masks on Nelson's column and 14 other iconic statues.

Winchester City Council publishes reviews and data on air quality in and around the Air Quality Management Area in Winchester Town.  The February 2016 report from Bureau Veritas is now available. 

Following the Prime Minister's question time admission in March that the health effects of air pollution cost the country billions, Friends of the Earth are asking the public to sign their

Winchester continues to exceed legal limits of nitrous dioxide and its roads are frequently running at full capacity. 

Winchester is thus not only in breach of legislation, but is potentially close to a critical congestion threshold beyond which the air pollution would markedly increase.

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