Bristol Clean Air Zone under fire as delays mean exemptions only lasting three months
The council has asked central government for an extension to the exemption period, amid residents' concerns about upcoming daily charges.
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.
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.
‘If everything worked you could get rid of cars’: Travel is the election issue in Bishopston and Ashley Down
Bishopston and Ashley Down is currently split between the Green Party and Labour. The Greens want a Residents’ Parking Zone, while Labour are pushing for low-traffic neighbourhoods. These stances on cars, pollution and transport may swing the vote.
In Southville, a U-turn on parking problems is shaking up the local election race
Residents in streets not covered by a residents’ parking zone have been campaigning without success to get it extended. Days before the election, Labour candidates are promising action from the council.
‘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.
The campaigners creating an environmental movement with social justice at its core
Air pollution disproportionately affects ethnic minorities and deprived communities, yet environmental movements tend to be predominantly white and middle class. We sit down with Olivia Sweeney, Black and Green ambassador, to ask what is being done about this in the city, and what are her hopes f...
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.