mercredi 2 mai 2018

Britain's most polluted towns

Or more specifically the 47 towns and cities where the fine particle air pollution levels are at, or exceed WHO guidelines.

As a Smoggie, I'm personally affronted that my current location, Chepstow (a small market town in an area of outstanding natural beauty) is worse than Middlesbrough. :D

I can only assume that the Chepstow sensor is right next to the A48 roundabout (where there is a lot of standing traffic at certain times of day) and/or it's a rogue reading.

edited to add.....

Location of sensor may have something to do with it. Hardwick Hill is notoriously congested due to a number of factors.
  • Sheer weight of traffic at certain times of day, it's the only way in or out of large parts of town
  • A higher volume of traffic due to cars and HGVs using the A48 to avoid paying the Severn Bridge toll
  • It's a really steep hill and so HGVs in particular will be working hard and spewing all kinds of ****
  • Poor design of the junction half way up the hill which can lead to gridlock

via International Skeptics Forum

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