Air Quality at Old Street Roundabout

MQT on 2009-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2009
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What you and Transport for London intending to do to reduce particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide air pollution at the Old Street roundabout, which is just one of the places in London where DEFRA expects EU air quality objectives to be exceeded in 2011?


Answer for Air Quality at Old Street Roundabout

Answer for Air Quality at Old Street Roundabout

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Currently most air quality initiatives in London are not targeted at specific locations but rely on bringing down overall levels of pollution. As part of the development of my new Air Quality Strategy, the cost and potential effectiveness of a range of options specifically to tackle air pollution at hotspots is being considered. Any such interventions would complement wider-scale initiatives. Specific proposals will be presented to the Assembly as part of the Assembly and Functional Bodies consultation on the initial draft of my Air Quality Strategy this summer.