Transport is one of the biggest causes of Air Pollution, particularly in urban environments.
There are many simple and cost effective solution to reduce pollution from transport which have been ignored.
In London 4267 people a year die from pollution. Boris Johnson has been Mayor for 6 years in which time 25,602 people have died from pollution yet he has not implemented a single effective policy to reduce pollution. This is confirmed by Air Quality Measurements
The failed Air Quality strategies implemented by the Mayor of London are replicated by Local Authorities throughout the country, who falsely believe that because they have been implemented in London that they must be effective.
In fact the Mayor of London’s strategies do not comply with Public Law; they are not evidence based, reasonable, rational or for proper purpose.
He tried to cheat air quality measurements by spraying dust suppressant at the test measurement locations.
Taxi Age Limit
He has implemented a taxi age limit which he knew would not reduce pollution and has been proven to have failed by a Defra report in May 2013 following testing by the Environmental Research Group at Kings College who tested the emissions from tens of thousands of vehicles.
He has wasted millions of pounds of Public money on his vanity ‘New Bus for London’ or ‘Boris Bus’ project. If this money had been spent on HyBrid buses there would have been a massive reduction in pollution.
Tim Yeo and Boris Johnson have implemented improper and unlawful air quality strategies in London which they knew would not reduce pollution, but had the sole purpose of making money for Yeo’s company.
This has not even been reported let alone any action taken to hold them to account.
Yeo used his position as Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee to initiate a taxi age limit in London and at the same time was Chairman of the company selling the taxis that drivers were forced to buy as a result of Yeo’s policy.
The Mayor of London knew before he introduced the taxi age limit that Yeo’s new taxi actually created more pollution than the older taxis that drivers were forced to scrap. For evidence of this claim, please go to:
The Mayors air quality strategies have been blatantly corrupt and as a result ineffective.
At the same time 4267 people a year are dying in London from pollution with tens of thousands suffering poor health (including respiratory disease, heart disease and cancer) which costs the NHS millions of pounds each year.
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