Air quality - short term measures (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-03-23
Session date: 
March 23, 2011
Reference: 
2011/0930
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What evidence do you have to suggest that short-term measures included in your final Air Quality Strategy have reduced daily mean concentrations of dangerous airborne particles (PM10) since 1 January 2011 in: (i) Marylebone Road; (ii) Horn Lane; and/or (iii) elsewhere in London?

Answer

Answer for Air quality - short term measures (2)

Answer for Air quality - short term measures (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 7 April 2011:

We already know that the local measures included in the Mayor's Air Quality Strategy are effective in urban conditions based on evidence from other European cities.

TfL is now working to implement local measures at the specific locations you mention and across London more generally. Part of this work is to understand how they can be applied most effectively and complement the action already being undertaken by local authorities, the Environment Agency and others.

One example is that TfL is currently trialling dust suppressants on Marylebone Road and Victoria Embankment. The resulting data will be used to determine the potential to use dust suppressants at a broader range of sites across London and to maximise its effectiveness.