Mayor must keep transparently his promise to improve WEZ air quality
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An expert report shows that air quality was improved in 2011 in the area formerly covered by the WEZ and nearby except in King's Road:
In part this may have been due to extensive roadworks along the A4 in central London.
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Clean Air in London wrote to the Mayor of London on 3 December 2010 saying it was considering suing him over the air pollution consequences of removing the western extension of the congestion charging zone (WEZ). The Mayor had estimated that some 30,000 vehicles per day would return to the area if the WEZ was removed.
In response, the Mayor has promised that air quality in the area formerly covered by the WEZ will be improved relative to 2010 as a result of mitigation measures he would take. The WEZ was removed on 4 January 2011.
There is a serious risk that one or more of the three monitoring stations that measure and report local air quality will be closed making it difficult to assess the situation.
You may wish to sign the petition because you live in the area formerly covered by the WEZ and are worried about your health or that of your children or, wherever you live, just because you want the Mayor to keep his promises.
More details can be seen on the Campaign for Clean Air in London's website and the London Air Quality Network. Clean Air in London is the legal entity responsible for the Campaign for Clean Air in London.
We, the undersigned, commend the Mayor for his promise to improve air quality in the area formerly covered by the western extension of the congestion charging zone.
This task cannot be accomplished without continuous monitoring of dangerous airborne particles (PM10) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2).
We call upon the Mayor to ensure that this monitoring is maintained at the three current locations namely Brompton Road, Cromwell Road and Kings Road.
The Mayor must keep transparently his promise to improve WEZ air quality petition to Mayor of London was written by CleanAirLondon and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.