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Taking steps towards cleaner air
SIGNIFICANT moves towards tackling air pollution in Bristol are under way - and research confirms that they can't come soon enough. A new electric vehicle charging hub opened in Eastville Park last month and Bristol City Council is pressing ahead with two schemes: a ban on all privately-owned diesel vehicles in an area around the Centre,
Broadmead, Redcliffe and the Harbourside between 7am and 3pm, seven days a week and a charge on more polluting commercial vehicles for an area parts of Easton, St Philip's, St Paul's and Montpelier. The RAC has warned that drivers seeking to avoid these zones could look for alternative routes, thus increasing congestion and exhaust fumes
in areas such as Fishponds. Residents also fear that the new McDonald's drive-through will add to air pollution. This comes as research reveals that children living near busy Bristol roads may have stunted lung growth because of air pollution, which is estimated to cause 47 to 61 early deaths a year in the east of the city.
You can read more on the charging hub here.
PEOPLE who use or live near the Bristol and Bath Railway Path have been helping to redesign it... Read More
A FISHPONDS school has been praised for making “brave decisions” following an Ofsted report last year saying it required improvement... Read More
VOTERS go to the polls on December 12 for the country's third general election in less than five years... Read More
Charges planned at Vassals and Snuff Mills car parks, with new double yellow lines in nearby streets
THE city council has revived plans to charge motorists to park cars at Vassalls Park. .. Read More