London Air Quality Network - TfL funding

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2362
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please provide a list of the air quality monitoring sites that have received TfL funding to assist with monitoring the effectiveness of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ)?

Answer

Answer for London Air Quality Network - TfL funding

Answer for London Air Quality Network - TfL funding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written answer received 8 November 2012. As part of the monitoring for the London Low Emission Zone, TfL provided funding towards a number of air quality monitoring sites, commencing in 2007.

There was one wholly new site, located adjacent to the A12 in Tower Hamlets (TH4), which is TfL owned. Part-funding was provided to five other already established sites adjacent to major roads to extend the range of pollutants monitored. These were:

Marylebone Road (MY1) Woolwich Flyover (GR9) North Circular Brent Ikea (BT4) Old Street (HK6) A206 Bexley (BX7)

At all of these sites, traffic monitoring equipment was also provided by TfL.

Ongoing maintenance of the TH4 site and TfL equipment at other sites (only) continues in the light of continuing interest in the effectiveness of the LEZ, and other matters such as the recent 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Data is retrieved and processed/published through the London Air Quality Network.

More recently, specific funding was provided in relation to trials of dust suppressant technology at two 'industrial' sites - Manor Road, Bexley and Horn Lane, Ealing. This funding was for the duration of the trials only and has now ended.