Let Bath Breathe

11 November 2016

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Yesterday, 10th November Amelia Womack and Abbey Ward candidate Vipul Patel met with Greenpeace Bath to discuss the dangers of not tackling air pollution now.

In B&NES traffic pollution levels have regularly exceeded legal limits, sometimes by as much as 50%. For 10 years they have consistently remained at these levels with the Conservative-led Council failing to take action.

Air pollution causes permanent lung damage in babies and young children and exacerbates lung and heart disease in older people, and particularly affects people living in the city centre and near busy roads. Other cities are implementing important measures. Bath should not be left behind. The people of Bath deserve healthy, clean air.

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Vipul Patel, Green Party candidate for Abbey ward said:

“None of us want the toxic levels of pollution that blight the city centre. We all deserve a pleasant, clean and thriving city. It’s not unreasonable to expect or impossible to deliver.”

With the launch of our petition with Amelia, Vip and Greenpeace, we are calling on the Council to:

  • Ban private, non-essential and non-residential, motor traffic in the city centre and near schools;
  • Make the bus fleet less polluting;
  • Introduce congestion charging to discourage avoidable (non-resident and non-essential) vehicle journeys;
  • Restrict goods deliveries to early morning off peak times;
  • Concentrate resources on supporting people on foot, people on bicycles, and people on buses.

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Poster created by Shannon from Greenpeace Bath


We launched this petition together with Greenpeace because we know that action has to be taken now, to make a real difference to the City of Bath. 

Please add your signature to this important issue here:


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