Brixton Road has the worst recorded air quality in London. The limit on NO2 recommended levels was breached after only three weeks of this year. Gas guzzling London buses are the primary cause of this poor air quality which affects the lives of Lambeth residents. Public Health England has estimated that 112 deaths a year are connected to poor air quality in Lambeth. We need TfL to clean up the buses so we can clean up our air quality.
Lambeth is a borough where major bus routes and high numbers of taxis contribute significantly to the pollution levels. Brixton Road is carries the highest number of buses and taxis in the borough and Streatham High Road is not far behind. That’s why I am calling on Boris to use retro-fitted, clean buses on these roads to protect the people that use them every day.
Please sign the petition here – and encourage others to do so too. Today I’m writing to our MPs, assembly members, campaign groups and others to join us. The hashtag for twitter is #cleanAirBrixton and #cleanAirStreatham
Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite