Title: Actively Improving Air Quality

Organisation: Sustrans
Date uploaded: 3rd April 2018
Date published/launched: March 2018

This report sets out 10 recommendations to help local authorities overcome the ‘many barriers’ that prevent them from implementing active travel schemes, including a lack of political leadership and funding, car dominance and lack of community engagement.

Among the report’s recommendations is a call for the Government to lead a national campaign to raise awareness of the need to tackle air pollution – giving politicians the mandate to act.

The report also encourages the Government to do more to limit the number of private vehicles in city centres – including clean air zones – and help local authorities take action to deliver long-term continuous improvement in air quality beyond 2020.

Furthermore, the report suggests councils should place health practitioners in transport and planning teams.

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