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Government policies on air quality ‘set up to fail’, says Sustrans report

Patrick McDonnell
18 January 2018

 

The government’s air quality strategy is built on contradictory policies and inadequate funding for councils, according to new research from Sustrans. The charity used its Eunomia air quality model to estimate the contribution of walking and cycling in reducing air pollution and the subsequent benefits to public health.

Sustrans director of insight Dr Andy Cope said: “The government has provided funding of £280m to help address air quality in England. Whist this investment is...

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