High pollution alerts

MQT on 2017-02-20
Session date: 
February 20, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I welcome the messages you have been displaying at bus shelters, river piers, roadsides and London Underground stations during high and very high pollution episodes. The messages displayed advise Londoners to walk, cycle or use public transport but do not advise against driving. Will you update the alerts to advise people to avoid driving when pollution is high?


Answer for High pollution alerts

Answer for High pollution alerts

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you know I am committed to making sure Londoners have the information they need to reduce their exposure to air pollution and also to reduce their personal pollution footprint, particularly on the worst pollution days.

My team are currently reviewing the messaging used for pollution alerts to ensure they are as effective as possible in achieving both of these objectives.