‘Clean Air Coalition’ demands new vision to solve Tyneside’s pollution crisis – on top of the toll

Evening Chronicle – 13 May 2019 Prominent action groups are urging Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside chiefs to do more to convince people of the need to slash toxic emissions.¬†Campaigners have united behind demands for council bosses to deliver more innovative plans to cut dangerous pollution levels on Tyneside – on top of a new clean air toll. Sally Watson, chair of Newcastle Cycling Campaign said: “They need to move away from behaviour change campaigns which put the responsibility on individuals to change their behaviour and should outline concrete plans for a high-quality walking and cycling network. “People will choose[…]

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YouReport – air quality

A member and Gosforth resident had a good look at air quality, zooming in from the EU and national situation to the subject’s relevance to Gosforth High Street – one of Newcastle Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA) (1). This youReport article rightly argues that air pollution caused by motor traffic should be recognised as a serious public health crisis, and as such must be adequately addressed, as were open sewers and smoking in the recent and more distant past. As a campaign group we hope that an alliance with partnering organisations will get the subject of air quality a due[…]

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Clean air – the key to a healthy city?

This Lecture is free (please register) and aims to raise awareness of the problems we all face in trying to improve the air we breathe and help us understand how we can improve the lives and health of all who live and work in the City. We are delighted to present such excellent speakers who will help us understand that choosing sustainable forms of transport has a positive impact on our health and well-being whilst at the same time reduces our personal impact upon air quality. Speakers: Professor Eugene Milne is a Director of Public Health for Newcastle City Council,[…]

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