Emma Edwards Jun 16, 2022
So today is ‘Clean Air Day’, which might have come at an ironic time for Bristol. This week we were told that the administration is now delaying the implementation of the Clean Air Zone in Bristol until the end of the year.
In recent stories, Bristol was ranked the worst city for driving in due to traffic, only 28th for cycling and our air quality remains at illegally high levels, especially in the most deprived areas of Bristol – here we do score high, being in the top ten for air pollution.
And yet there seems to be no urgency from the Labour administration to address any of this – nor has there been for the last six years. Recently £500k was secured by WECA to fund yet another ‘plan’ rather than funding practical steps towards cleaning up our air.