Barnet and Harrow Councils handed cash to try and improve air quality

Barnet and Harrow Councils have been handed more than £300,000 by the Mayor of London to improve air quality in areas of the two boroughs.

Local authorities from both areas successfully won their bids for the cash, which will be spent on reducing air pollutants and promoting sustainable transport.

Strategies include introducing cycle hire schemes, introducing electric vehicle charge points and cycle stands.

Silver birch and magnolia trees will be planted in North Finchley in a bid to reduce nitrogen dioxide concentrations, while an ‘air quality champion’ will be employed to educate schools and organisations on reducing emissions.

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10:59pm Tue 11 Feb 14

harvey_uk says...

Reduce car emissions by reducing the about of time cars are stationary in traffic, something the council has failed to do and made worse with the incompetent road planning department.
Reduce car emissions by reducing the about of time cars are stationary in traffic, something the council has failed to do and made worse with the incompetent road planning department. harvey_uk
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12:27pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Jon10 says...

harvey_uk wrote:
Reduce car emissions by reducing the about of time cars are stationary in traffic, something the council has failed to do and made worse with the incompetent road planning department.
But how exactly would you do that?

Add a lane to all the major roads?

Surely there is no room to expand the road system in Barnet. The model of predict and provide for car transport has reached its limit, and we need new solutions.

Barnet approves scheme after scheme of new development that each incrementally increases road traffic, and life in Barnet is bound to get more and more miserable if this continues.
[quote][p][bold]harvey_uk[/bold] wrote: Reduce car emissions by reducing the about of time cars are stationary in traffic, something the council has failed to do and made worse with the incompetent road planning department.[/p][/quote]But how exactly would you do that? Add a lane to all the major roads? Surely there is no room to expand the road system in Barnet. The model of predict and provide for car transport has reached its limit, and we need new solutions. Barnet approves scheme after scheme of new development that each incrementally increases road traffic, and life in Barnet is bound to get more and more miserable if this continues. Jon10
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