The London Assembly Green Group has produced a fabulous interactive map to show the not-so-fabulous information about how polluted the capital’s streets are. The map is based on data obtained by the campaign group Clean Air which revealed:
– The North Circular has the worst traffic fumes of any road in London.
– The A13 in Tower Hamlets and the Dartford crossing (A282) near Thurrock also have some of the worst air pollution in the capital.
– Oxford Street and Piccadilly ranked in the worst 15 roads, due to the large number of buses and taxis.
London has the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide of any capital city in Europe, and air pollution from traffic is linked to strokes, heart and respiratory diseases as well as some cancers and asthma. So (with a trembling hand) enter a postcode to see how polluted your street is.
For more info have a peep at Howpollutedismyroad.org.uk.