The rural district of Maldon near the Essex coast has approved an air quality plan to reduce Nitrogen Dioxide in the area.
Maldon District Council’s Air Quality Action Plan involves cleaner transport, smart delivery bays, and clean air walking and cycling routes. The council says raising public awareness of health issues will also be key.
“The health of the people of the District is paramount and it is vital that the Council acts to improve air quality where it is reduced,” explained Leader of the Council, Councillor Adrian Fluker. “I am therefore delighted that this Air Quality Action Plan is being taken forward. One area being examined is transport. For example, we can look it improving pavement and road designs for pedestrians and cyclists, so they have extra space. Our aim is to make sustainable transport as safe as possible for everyone to enjoy.”