Air Pollution Monitoring Stations
At present our city has six air pollution monitoring stations but they aren't all where they need to be. Ref. http://www.bristol.airqualitydata.com
Take the monitoiring station in Fishponds and ask why it's placed half way up a hill from the Frome Valley area where the rest of this hill takes people to Lodge Hill Open Space with Cossham Hospital as the highest point in Bristol. Cossham Hospital was built here because it's arguably the cleanest air in Bristol so why on earth is a monitoring station close to here when it should be in Stapleton?
Air pollution monitoring in Bristol is always between 1 and 2 out of a possible 10 for pollution with 1 being very low and 10 being terrible.
Perhaps if monitoring stations are set at points where there is a traffic issue and set at heights which effect people cycling and walking, then we may see real results and entirely different to the results we have at present.
Why is there an air moinitoring station on the Create Centre roof when it needs to be no more than 4 ft off the side of a busy road? Hotwells Road will be better..
Why is the one in Fishponds half way up a hill when it should be close to the entrance of Stoke Park Estate, set just back from a busy roundabout where traffic is terrible and pollution doesn't escape quick enough in a pollution trap with M32 traffic only adding to the overall problem?
Why the contribution is important
This idea is important because whilst we aren't admitting to the truth by having air monitoring stations in the wrong places, we can't address the real issues where people in other area's are suffering for hours every day from traffic pollution.
This idea is important because it helps build a case for addressing traffic issues.
by user946047 on December 08, 2013 at 12:38AM