A message from
In Bristol, the lockdown has cleared our streets and our skies. In normal times, Bristol’s air pollution is over twice the legal limit. Five people die in Bristol each week from air pollution.
From children to the elderly, vulnerable people are the most at risk of developing serious conditions such as asthma, cancer and lung disease - and air pollution is particularly severe in the city’s poorest areas and those with the highest BAME populations. Despite years of warnings, Bristol City Council has failed to take action.
The solution to one public health crisis shouldn’t be another one. As we begin the recovery from coronavirus, we have a chance to do things differently.
We can restart the economy without returning to deadly levels of pollution. We can keep our air clean and healthy and our city green and safe, while protecting jobs and businesses, investing in public transport and taking action to cut greenhouse gas emissions and tackle the climate emergency.
This is XR Bristol’s week of action, calling on the council to make sure Bristol’s air stays clean. We have a programme of beautiful, informative and safe campaign actions to get the whole city involved.