Toxic air in Bristol is linked to 300 deaths a year. It’s bad for our health, bad for local ecosystems and it hits inner-city neighbourhoods hardest. The council are currently working on their much-delayed Clean Air Plan, due at the end of 2019.
This Bristol Cable campaign is pushing for significant action on air pollution from the council, and sharing the stories Bristolians need to hold the council to account. Tune in for the facts, latest developments, ideas for solutions and stories of the citizens already fighting for fair air.
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Get the latest updates and insights from Cable journalist Lorna Stephenson, who is leading the campaign.
Cutting Bristol’s air pollution could help citizens’ mental as well as physical health
Evidence increasingly suggests that traffic pollutants can adversely affect the brain, impact cognitive function, and increase the risk of mental health problems. Bristol’s Clean Air Zone cannot come too soon.
'The new Bristol and WECA mayors will need to move fast to clean up Bristol's air'
The need for steps to be taken on our dangerously polluted air is clear, but change is slow to come, writes clean air campaigner Katrina Billings.
Air pollution close to pre-lockdown levels as battle for solutions hots up
The mayor and council have changed their mind, and want to reduce air pollution without charging drivers, but critics are calling time on yet more delays.
‘Bigger and bolder’ clean air plans could reduce Bristol pollution to legal levels by 2022
Mayor Marvin Rees says that the coronavirus pandemic has made alternative plans possible for Bristol.
Watch: Lessons from lockdown - how can Bristol battle air pollution?
As traffic on Bristol’s streets returns to normal following lockdown, air pollution levels have returned to illegal levels. What can we do about it?
After delays, council releases plan to clean up toxic air
A thousand plus pages of documents have received mixed reactions and raised uncertainties as to whether it will be implementable
‘If the water was killing hundreds of people every year, there would be an outcry’
Air pollution scientist Dr Gary Fuller on congestion charging, changing the conversation, and how we can protect ourselves.
Bristol doctors on air pollution: 'The council isn’t taking things seriously enough'
Medical professionals have a role to play as advocates for public health, but “system change” is necessary, says MedAct Bristol.
Opinion: People of colour need to be included in Bristol’s environmental movement
Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley argues that it’s not that Black people aren’t green – it’s that the green movement is too white.
Changing gear: what next for cycling in Bristol?
To get us out of cars and reduce air pollution, Bristol needs to radically overhaul its cycle network. Other cities are leading the way.
Opinion: Bristol’s leadership is failing to stop the city choking
Marvin Rees’ announcement this week that there is a ‘timeline’ for producing a Clean Air Plan is too little, too late.
Air pollution action debated in Council’s budget-setting session
Delay in clean air action is defended by Labour despite criticisms, opposition parties put forward alternative proposals.