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  • Adam Hardy 10:49 pm on February 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Tufnell Park Parents and Green Party planning air quality monitoring 

    Air Quality Monitoring Sat 4th and Sun 26th March

    The TPP is working with the Green Party as a follow up to the original (and worrying) air quality survey of local routes to schools and nurseries. The NO2 monitors will be going up on Saturday March 4, with collection Sunday March 26th. It will be a group effort so if you can spare the time to help on either day (or both) please contact us. And let us know also if you would like to sponsor an additional monitoring tube for your street (£10 each). For those on busy roads it might also be interesting to monitor at both the back and the front of the building. For more information contact Roderik Gonggrijp rgonggrijp at hotmail.com

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  • Adam Hardy 10:47 pm on February 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Green Party Air Pollution Info Evening Wed Feb 22nd 2017 

    Green Party organising Air Pollution Information Evening – Wednesday February 22nd, Islington Green Party is hosting an Air Pollution information evening at the Islington Town Hall on Upper Street from 7pm. There will be a presentation about the current state of air pollution in the borough based on recent measurements, and speakers will include experts from King College and UCL, so lots of opportunity for asking difficult questions. This is open to all, not just residents of Islington, so please pass round details to others who may be interested.

     
  • Adam Hardy 2:20 pm on December 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Mayor of London’s latest air quality survey

     
  • Adam Hardy 9:01 pm on April 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Naughty TfL – Pollution claims in Transport for London advert ‘misleading’ 

    http://www.airqualitynews.com/2015/04/09/pollution-claims-in-transport-for-london-advert-misleading/

     
  • Adam Hardy 9:46 am on September 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Boris focuses on diesel cars, and new measures of AQ for cities 

    Really interesting piece by Air Quality News writing up Boris Johnson’s evidence at the Environmental Audit Committee – “the government needs a diesel car scrappage scheme” plus he says the EU “needs to match his own ambitious plans” although there was no detail on that:

    http://www.airqualitynews.com/2014/09/10/london-mayor-i-feel-sorry-for-diesel-drivers/

    Plus he commissioned research to produce new AQ measures,, which independent review says “resulting ranking clearly shows that London is not the best or worst of the cities compared, but lies somewhere in the middle of the European cities.”

     
    • Kate Calvert 11:08 am on September 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I’d like to see more about the air quality stats before believing them. Of course if you average air quality in the middle of Hampstead Heath and the suburban side streets with that on Oxford Street, the overall figure will be lower. But there are more people breathing the air on Oxford Street, so that’s the stat we should be looking at and it appears to be shockingly bad. The pattern is likely to be repeated in all the public places with taller buildings and traffic, ie most of central London….

  • susan640 2:26 pm on January 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Islington Council asked for more determined action on air quality, for discussion at full Council meeting on Thursday 23 January 

    Hillrise Ward’s Independent Councillor Greg Foxsmith (yes, Hillrise is one of the northern wards in Pooterland) has concluded that Islington Council’s response to the recent report on the state of the Borough’s air quality is “weak”.   Though the Council’s intentions are “good”, an effective response to the poor state of Islington’s air needs identified actions and a proper timetable.   “Lip service is paid to the report’s recommendations, but actual targeted, timetabled action is non-existent.”

    Greg has accordingly asked for this issue to be looked at again and has “called it in” to the next full Council meeting to be held on Thursday 23rd January.   Greg’s statement and supporting papers can be read here:  http://www.gregfoxsmith.co.uk/?p=548

    All residents who care about the health effects of poor air will applaud Greg’s action, and hope that the entire Council will take on board his suggestions for a more pro-active approach to improving Islington’s air quality.   Greg’s proposals – supported by a number of other Councillors – can be read in the “Call-in” Notice flagged in his website page.

    If readers act quickly, they can send in an email to their own Councillors in support of the Call-in Notice, and ask them to support Greg’s amendments.

     
    • ahardy66 2:51 pm on January 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Contacting councillors – easy peasy: https://www.writetothem.com/

    • Sue Lees 11:21 pm on February 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Regrettably the Council committee did not “call in” the Exec response, splitting on party lines with Labour loyalists supporting the Council Leadership. Council Leader R Watts DID say that some of the issues raised would be addressed in the Council’s “Air Quality Strategy”. Unfortunately that strategy is meant to run from 2013-2016, but I am advised that as at February 2014 does not yet exist.

    • newest retro jordans 9:14 am on February 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      good articles

  • susan640 11:31 pm on January 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Welcome arrival of Borisbuses on Archway Route – December 2013 

    I’m very pleased that sustainable living strivers in “North Islington” now have a platform on which to voice their thoughts, experiences, concerns, and green enthusiasms.   I am not sure yet how this blog is going to be organised but guidance will surely appear!

    To set the green ball rolling in our neck of the woods, I was delighted to jump on one of the new Borisbuses coming back from central London in mid-December.   These are recent arrivals on the 390 bus route which runs between Notting Hill Gate and Archway, via Queensway, Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Euston, King’s Cross and Tufnell Park. 

    TFL says that this new bus is the most environmentally friendly bus of its kind.   In tests it only emitted 640 grams per kilometre (g/km) of CO2 and 3.96 g/km of Oxides of nitrogen (NOx) – less than half of the CO2 emitted by a current diesel bus (1295g/km) and under half of the NOx emitted by a current diesel bus (9.3g/km).  In testing, fuel economy was also better than twice that of a standard diesel bus at 11.6mpg – See more at: http://www.london.gov.uk/media/mayor-press-releases/2011/12/mayor-heralds-the-arrival-of-the-new-bus-for-london#sthash.BMe6q9EC.dpuf

    As Islington’s air quality fails EU standards in all parts of the Borough and most especially on the main roads where it is a staggering 99% over EU standards for Nox (according to research published by the Green Party and Clean Air in London in September 2013), the arrival of this bus is a welcome step in the right direction.

    I find the Borisbus very beautiful externally, and it was very pleasant upstairs.   It is a much more restful ride than other buses I use as the engine is very quiet.  

    There is an argument as to whether the expensive Borisbus is the best use of taxpayers’ money, which could have been spread more widely by buying more current hybrid models – and there have been other problems with it – but swanning along in it up Junction Road, N19, on a warmish winter day is such a pleasure – and it leaves much cleaner air behind it than its predecessor.

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