Tag Archives: Martin Cassini
The idea that Sadiq Khan would distort the findings of Imperial College about the effects of the Ultra Low Emission Zone, or that Imperial’s research could be “bought” smacks to me of conspiracy theory. What I do know is that … Continue reading
The Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) estimates that 43,000 Britons over 30 die every year as a result of air pollution, writes the Telegraph, part of a global annual toll of premature deaths that the WHO … Continue reading
ULEZ has cut NO2 levels in the capital significantly, reports the Telegraph. Air quality monitoring at Hither Green Lane and Catford, near Ella Aloo-Kissi-Debrah’s home, show NO2 has fallen by over 50% since 2012, with half that taking place since … Continue reading
Most PM2.5 – the nasty airborne particles that we inhale and can lodge in lungs, heart and bloodstream, causing all manner of disease – now comes from brake dust and tyre wear, not tailpipes, says Prof Alastair Lewis, chair of … Continue reading
ULEZ = paying for the right to pollute. Where is the sense in that? Of course we want clean air but there is a way to achieve greater cuts in emissions without coercion and without pain.
Does Sadiq Khan think he’s the only politician who wants clean air? Who doesn’t want it, O pious Mayor? There is of course a way of achieving the aim without the pain. It would bring a host of accompanying benefits too. Followers … Continue reading
With my usual proposals for change. In Transport Watch.
I’ve whinged before about the failure of the BBC to respond to my attempts to air the ideas expounded here. I just came across an email I sent Radio 4’s Today Programme on 4.2.22. Like countless others, it didn’t even … Continue reading
Professor John Adams challenges the safety claims made for seat belts. The safer you feel inside your insulated cabin, the more likely you are to take risks and endanger other road-users. So the cause of road safety would be better … Continue reading
Difficult, even eye-watering choices, Jeremy Hunt? No, there is low-hanging fruit that experts, politicians and media folk routinely overlook, a field of public spending that consumes tens of billions to universal detriment. This public disservice somehow slips below the radar of … Continue reading