12 Dec '16, 11am

We're asking @SadiqKhan to ban diesel cars from #London by 2025. #Airpollution

We're asking @SadiqKhan to ban diesel cars from #London by 2025. #Airpollution

Sustrans has joined 10 other organisations in signing a letter to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan asking him to ban diesel cars by no later than 2025, to tackle air pollution in London. The call follows the recent announcement to ban diesel vehicles by Mayors of four global cities, such as Athens, Madrid, Mexico City and Paris, by 2025. A member of the Healthy Air Campaign, a broad coalition of health, transport and environmental organisations, Sustrans supports the need for urgent action to improve air quality in the UK. Diesel cars produce Nitrogen Dioxide, one of the most toxic air pollutant in cities. London has some of the highest levels of the pollutant in the world, whilst the alarming levels of toxicity in the air across the UK cause 40,000 deaths each year. Jason Torrance, England Policy Director at Sustrans, said: “The dire state of pollution is a major concern for Lo...

Full article: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/news/make-london-diesel-free-o...

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