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Saturday, 9 January 2010

City Centre Pollution

Nitrogen dioxide levels along most of the main roads in Bath city centre are 50% above the Government limit of 40 micrograms/cubic metre, at which pollution is considered to be a potential health risk.

Most of the pollution in Bath city centre is caused by traffic and TARA is pressing for more to be done to control traffic in Bath and to monitor the health impact on local residents.

The Bath Transport Package and the ideas floated in the recent consultation on measure to address pollution are useful and important contributions.

However we are continuing to press for more for more urgent action to:

• Restrict traffic and especially through traffic.

• Reduce the number of Heavy Goods Vehicles.

• Improve public transport

• Undertake studies on the impact of pollution on the health of city centre residents

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