Putney Air Pollution Campaign

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Putney Air Pollution Campaign

  1. 1. PUTNEY AIR POLLUTIONCAMPAIGNJonathan CallawayThe Putney Society
  2. 2. PUTNEY – KEY ACTIONS•Putney Society public meetings•NO2 survey of main roads and nearby residential streets•Widely distributed press release targeted at politicians andmedia•Follow-up with Wandsworth Council, TfL and Mayor’s Office•Key achievement in persuading TfL to introduce hybrid andretro-fitted buses
  3. 3. PUTNEY – KEY ISSUES•Council was not prepared to act on our dataand in fact challenged some findings•PUBLICITY MADE THE DIFFERENCE – got theparties round the table•Putney’s problems now on the media radar –thanks to King’s College data•Imminence of 2012 Mayoral elections was afactor
  4. 4. PUTNEY – NEXT STEPS•More difficult, under discussion:•Second survey focusing on PMs?•Working with Wandworth EnvironmentalForum to keep pressure on Council – ensuremonitoring maintained•Engaging with Director of Public Health forWandsworth – air quality seemingly not oneof her priorities – especially to link the issue tothe Active Travel agenda

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