Campaign for Better Transport attacks “inadequate” air quality plan

The Government's new draft air quality action plan has been described by Campaign for Better Transport as “wholly inadequate” with the group highlighting the bizarre suggestion of scrapping road humps as “silly”. 

Stephen Joseph, chief executive, says: “While we welcome the government’s long-awaited plan, its proposals on transport are wholly inadequate in tackling the dangerous levels of pollution across our most polluted cities.

“The various proposed measures in the strategy will not be enough and some, like more roads, may actually make things worse. Cleaning up our air means reducing the numbers of cars and lorries on our roads.

“Councils in the new clean air zones need real powers and funding to invest in modern public transport, walking and cycling facilities to give people real alternatives, with charges and taxes where necessary, not silly government suggestions to scrap road humps.

“The government must listen to the medical profession and the many people who suffer from poor air quality, and come up with a serious plan to give people air that is fit to breathe.”