Oxford Street - nitrogen dioxide

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-02-20
Session date: 
February 20, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0486
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Evening Standard reported on 16 January 2017 that you have achieved a reduction of around 30 per cent in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in Oxford Street in 2016 compared with 2015. How has this been achieved? Was this along the whole length of Oxford Street, or just around the monitoring station?

Answer

Answer for Oxford Street - nitrogen dioxide

Answer for Oxford Street - nitrogen dioxide

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The improvement in Oxford Street's air quality is welcome news and testament to the changes that we have been making not only in this area, but to the entire bus and taxi fleet in London.

This is only the beginning and there is still a lot more work to be done in the battle against London's toxic air.

Monitoring is meant to be representative of a wider area, and as the bus and taxi measures which are most likely to have caused the improvements have benefited the whole of Oxford Street, it would be fair to assume that similar reductions have been achieved in the surrounding area.