The cost of clean air: how Bristol’s CAZ has left disabled people feeling forgotten
Disabled people can be badly affected by air pollution, and many support the aims of Bristol's Clean Air Zone (CAZ). But there are questions as to whether the council has done enough to consider the knock-on effects on their lives.
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.
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.
‘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...