Let Sheffield Breathe
Sheffield Green Party is launching a campaign to clean up Sheffield’s air. Please help us by:
Our 4 point plan to clean up Sheffield’s air:
- Clean Air zones in the most polluted areas
- Support buses and taxis to meet low emission standards
- Promote safe walking and cycling
- Joined up and more affordable public transport
Air pollution is linked to 500 premature deaths in Sheffield every year, with many more people suffering from wider health complications. We need immediate action by the council and government to clean up Sheffield’s air and let Sheffield breathe.
Find out more about Sheffield air pollution issues and action at www.sheffieldeastend.org.uk where you can find monitoring data for city hotspots.
What is a Clean Air Zone?
On 17th December 2015, the government announced plans to introduce ‘Clean Air Zones’. According to the https://www.gov.uk/government/news/improving-air-quality-in-cities
“Under these plans Clean Air Zones will be introduced in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton by 2020. These Zones will not affect private car owners, but will see the most polluting vehicles, like old buses, taxis, coaches and lorries, discouraged from entering the zone through charges.”
A YouGov survey suggests three quarters of people living in cities want a Clean Air Zone. We think it is a popular idea for Sheffield – but please tell us what you think by completing our survey. We think Sheffield needs to become a ‘Clean Air Zone’ as quickly as possible. That means we need to get on to the list of cities which will become zones.