The campaign for clean air so far
We’ve been working with policy makers across the UK to make clean air a priority.
In the last 2 years, over 20,000 of our amazing supporters demanded change from the government. And it’s been working…
- In July 2017 the government pledged to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 in their new air quality plan.
- In October the Mayor of London introduced the t-charge, which will restrict the most polluting vehicles the centre of London.
- In November the chancellor announced changes to diesel taxation after 1,000 of our campaigners told him to stop incentivising diesel.
- And in 2017 the sale of harmful diesel vehicles decreased while the number of electric vehicles on the road rocketed.
While progress has been made, we’ve still got a long way to go to make the air we breathe safe. In 2018, we want to see:
- Comprehensive clean air plans from all the UK governments – which include clean air zones in all polluted towns and cities.
- A targeted diesel scrappage scheme to help people move from polluting vehicles to cleaner forms of transport.
- Better data, information and alerts on air pollution so children, older people and patients can protect themselves from toxic air.
And you can help us do this by riding for your lungs to support our work.