Tag Archive for 'vehicle pollution'

Car clubs help improve London air

March 18th, 2012 by Carplus

Car Clubs make a considerable contribution to improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions in London, according to new independent research published by the Transport Research Laboratory. Building on studies done for each of the last three years, TRL have reaffirmed the positive effect of Car Clubs, as Londoners are shown again to be selling […]

Significant health and economic benefits possible if bicycling replaces short car trips

November 4th, 2011 by University of Wisconsin Madison

Cutting out short auto trips and replacing them with mass transit and active transport would yield major health benefits, according to a study “Air Quality and Exercise-Related Health Benefits from Reduced Car Travel in the Midwestern United States” published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The biggest health benefit was due to replacing half […]

Air pollution from traffic associated with increase in premature births

October 7th, 2011 by BioMed Central Limited

A Californian-based study, Traffic-related air toxics and preterm birth: a population-based case-control study in Los Angeles County, California, has looked in detail at air quality and the impact of traffic-related air pollution on premature birth. Published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health, results from this study show that traffic-related air pollution, especially polycyclic aromatic […]

Let’s move Guernsey from a car centred society to a people centred one

January 31st, 2008 by Living Streets Guernsey

In September 2007 STEPS Living Streets held a meeting about car free lifestyles. We featured many of our members who managed to shop, get to work, and socialise without the use of a car. We tend to forget that it’s only 50 years ago that we all got around perfectly well by bike, on foot […]