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Fight For Fair Air

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.

Fight For Fair Air

Bristol’s Clean Air Zone could be delayed again due to ‘national bus lanes issue’

The scheme, which is eagerly anticipated by some and disliked by others, was meant to launch last October.

Bristol Clean Air Zone under fire as delays mean exemptions only lasting three months

Concerns remain about Bristol’s Clean Air Zone, six months before launch


Bristol was one of five areas with illegal air pollution in 2020

The city’s Clean Air Zone is finally coming into force next summer after multiple delays. Campaigners say it can’t come soon enough.

Fight For Fair Air

Cutting Bristol’s air pollution could help citizens’ mental as well as physical health


Bristol Clean Air Zone approved for summer 2022, nearly a year later than planned

Greens and Labour are close in Windmill Hill, where climate, air pollution and housing are key concerns for locals

It’s likely to be a tight fight in Windmill Hill again, after Labour beat the Greens by just a few hundred votes last election.

Will Bristol’s new clean air zone influence city centre voters at the polls?

Central ward was a close race between Labour and the Greens in 2016, with a low turnout and just seven votes in it.

‘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.

Bristol will be charging drivers to tackle air pollution, but other changes are on the way too

Bristol's Clean Air Zone has finally been decided. We spoke to cabinet member for transport, Kye Dudd, speaks about air pollution, plans for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, and doubling down on measures brought in at the start of the pandemic.

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.

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