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Measures can be taken to improve air quality in Gospel Oak

21 April, 2017

• CAMDEN Green Party is finding that many Gospel Oak residents are suffering the effects of pollution on a daily basis, including chest complaints and year-round hay fever-type symptoms.

The Greens were the first group to monitor air pollution across Gospel Oak, proving both main roads and residential streets are above danger levels for poisonous nitrogen dioxide. Since then the Labour-controlled council has produced a feeble clean air action plan, but with few new commitments to act.

There are plenty of options to help improve air quality in Gospel Oak. These include safer routes for cycling and walking, more trees, ending rat-running through residential streets, and a workplace parking levy to deter people from driving to work from outside the borough.

For several years only the Green Party has had the guts to speak out on air pollution – and we’re the ones you can trust to take real steps to deal with the problem now.

DEE SEARLE
Green Party candidate, Gospel Oak by-election

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