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frederick

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Bad news for Kings Heath.
« on: January 11, 2018, 11:05:22 AM »
Another one of the heavily polluted roads in the U.K. Any ideas what can be done to eliminate the increasing pollution.
 
 
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Re: Bad news for Kings Heath.
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 01:31:14 PM »
Well, as the biggest air pollutant is from traffic emissions, then the obvious place is to cut down the traffic or the emissions from the traffic that is on the roads.

Cleaner fuels, higher taxation for higher polluting vehicles, a push towards using public transport, congestions charges, or charges for single occupancy journeys for those who are not residents in that area are all ideas that have been put forward by the government in the past that have not proved popular with the driving public.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 02:30:30 PM »
As the driving public pay in excess of 40 billion pounds a year just for the privilige of driving on our poorly maintained roads and thats without the cost of purchasing a vehicle in the first place. Perhaps the government should put some of these billions into anti polution advances.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 05:57:52 PM »
Poor old Kings Heath ! So different now from the 50s, when the place was a big part of my young life.
(Will someone PLEASE put the Kingsway out of its misery ?).

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 06:17:12 PM »
Is this just another knock at Birmingham? In a list of 44 cities that failed pollution tests published in October of last year Birmingham came 9th on that list.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 07:37:18 PM »
Agree with less polluting vehicles but it doesn't make economic sense to get cars off the road. Car owners/drivers put so much into the coffers, not only through direct tax, but through parking revenue, fines for speeding, parking, defective vehicle, too much snow on the roof.


Keep the traffic moving, then folks would spend less time on the road and therefore less pollution as a result.

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 11:15:52 AM »
In the program about the pollution in Kings Heath. I thought by talking to the young school children and telling them and their mothers through the kids about pollution courses brain damage. The school run must increase pollution 10 fold and the same goes for all towns/cities in the U.K.      :(    If our population is to keep increasing it just means more cars on our roads and more lorries surplying shops with food and other things. So in my mind at the moment there is no solution to it.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 10:24:19 PM »
frederick, it is a massive problem. Polution worries me, but the growth in population scares me. I was out at Madley, near Hereford today. Ironically at a heavy plant and machinery sale. Not far from where I was green field sites were been turned into building sites. This again reduces the land available to grow food. HS2, taking swathes of green land and felling mega tons of trees. I am led to believe that trees are good for the environment.....

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2018, 01:46:33 PM »
The thing that made me laugh (ironically) in the news this week was a headline on the BBC to the effect that air pollution levels in London were 'the best in 10 years', which kind of makes you think that it's all wonderful and fresh.  When you started reading the article it was actually that for the first time in 10 years pollution levels in London passed to legal limits!  As one commentator put it 'it's been downgraded from diabolical to terrible'.

So, technically, they were the best in 10 years but it was very misleading.  Air pollution there is very bad, much worse than here.

Here's the article - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42681113
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Re: Bad news for Kings Heath.
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2018, 02:37:44 PM »
Another one of the heavily polluted roads in the U.K. Any ideas what can be done to eliminate the increasing pollution.
 
 


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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2018, 03:18:24 PM »
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