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.


Around 150 people joined Winchester Friends of the Earth Air Pollution Demo on Sunday 11 December.

New  NICE draft guidance on air pollution, containing recommendations for tackling poor air quality, is out for public consultation until 25 January 2017.

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), which channels government finance for research into air pollution, has a special issue of its regular news magazine 'Planet Earth' devoted to that.  A useful article is the one in which some scientists checked the accuracy of the many cheap air-pollution meters on the market and found it woefull

Friends of the Earth petition to ditch diesel.

Fifty people came to a public meeting on air pollution on 12 July 2016 organised by Winchester Friends of the Earth and WinACC.

Each year, an estimated 40 to 50 people die early in Winchester from air pollution outside the home. At the Winchester Centre, Worthy Lane, at 7.30 on 12 July, local charity Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) and Winchester Friends of the Earth are holding a public meeting to consider how to make Winchester cleaner and safer. 

Winchester Friends of the Earth have sent a hard-hitting statement to the Planning Inspector about air pollution in Winchester city.

As the new City Council prepares to review its car parking strategy, WinACC publishes a substantial report on car parks in and near Winchester town.

At a well-attended meeting on 30 April 2016, climate change activists from the Andover, Basingstoke, the New Forest, Southampton, Winchester and elsewhere swapped news and ideas about:

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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