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Cleaner Air for Fitzrovia

Last May, we invited you along to a special Member event to promote Air Quality and to hear your views on whether it was important to you.

Air quality in Fitzrovia is amongst the worst in London and has a significant impact on the health of those working, visiting and living in the area. Whereas in the 60s, the smog was visible, today it is much worse and is invisible – misleading us all into thinking there is no problem, or not being aware at all.

  • Poor local air quality is as a result of combustion – diesel vehicles and gas boilers
  • The pollutants of concern are Particulate Matter (PM) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
  • In Fitzrovia, most pollution is as a result of business activity and the supply chain
  • Poor air quality is associated with cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary disease, lung cancer and respiratory disease taking years from the average life – your life

Resolving the issue of air quality, at a local level, has only positives associated with it, and the BID is taking the strategic lead for the area to tackle the issue, in association with Camden Council and TFL. Improving local air quality also reduces business cost, with healthier and more productive employees, fewer expensed black cab journeys, reduced gas bills and a leaner, more efficient supply chain, whilst reducing harmful carbon emissions.

Our new programme will commence in March, and one of our colleagues will be contacting you nearer the time to arrange to see you and help reduce your business costs and help our local environment to improve air quality for all, here in Fitzrovia.