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To: Bristol City Council

Let Bristol Breathe Clean Air – now!

Let Bristol Breathe Clean Air – now!

Take urgent action to address the causes of air pollution in Bristol

Why is this important?

I cycle to work in Bristol daily and increasingly get home with a tight chest and struggling to breathe. I'm not alone.
A recent report on Bristol air pollution attributed 300 premature deaths every year to NO2 and soot particles (8.5% of all Bristol deaths being due to air pollution). Polluted air contributes to onset of heart disease and cancer, causes asthma and particularly affects children and older people (Source: Bristol City Council 2018 Air Quality Annual Status Report).
2 years after the previous "Let Bristol Breathe" petition led to promises of action from the Council we now need to see it. Marvin Rees - we need clean air, not hot air! AND WE NEED IT NOW!

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Reasons for signing

  • For every 300 who are killed, remember there are perhaps 3,000 who have to struggle with disease.
  • This is no longer a fringe issue. It is part of the biggest issue of all and needs immediate significant action.
  • I would like to see: - The cycle routes either side of Bedminster Bridge connected properly - Further investment in the bus network to make it easier for people to get around, especially parents doing the school run who cause most of the traffic outside my house.

Updates

2019-02-27 11:32:18 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-02-25 16:41:30 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-02-23 07:27:40 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-02-22 13:51:09 +0000

10 signatures reached