Mayor issues air quality alerts on transport network

Monday 7 May 2018

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “As Mayor I am committed to cleaning up London’s toxic air – and Londoners need to know when there are high-pollution episodes so we can prepare accordingly. Following confirmation of today’s high-pollution forecast, City Hall have issued air quality alerts at bus stops, Tube stations and roadsides across the capital.

“Information and guidance is being provided, including advising people to walk, cycle or use public transport if possible to help improve air quality, reducing strenuous activity if they experiences symptoms, or advising asthma sufferers and other vulnerable groups that they may need to use their inhalers or other medication more often.

“At City Hall we’re taking bold steps to reduce air pollution across our city – including introducing the T-charge to help remove older polluting vehicles from central London, cleaning up the bus and taxi fleets and introducing the world’s first ULEZ in April 2019, 17 months earlier than originally planned.”

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