Why improve clean air?
With the continued rise of emissions and illegal levels of pollution in many places, air quality is increasingly recognised as a serious public health issue. Cities are primarily affected and policy makers have come under increasing pressure from voters, campaigners and health professionals to find solutions to reduce emissions.
|Case study||Policy aim||Location||Country||Lead organisation(s)|
|1.Restricting vehicle access into the city centre||Cleaning up the air we breathe||Paris||France||National government|
|2.Reducing idling||Cleaning up the air we breathe||New York City||New York, US||New York City authority|
|3.Encouraging the use of public transport by restricting car ownership||Cleaning up the air we breathe||Freiburg||Germany||Freiburg City Council|
|4.Investing in cycling infrastructure||Cleaning up the air we breathe||Copenhagen||Denmark||Copenhagen City Council|
|5.Reducing congestion by introducing a demand-based parking-system||Cleaning up the air we breathe||Los Angeles||California, US||Los Angeles department for transportation|
|6.Introducing a congestion charge to the city centre||Cleaning up the air we breathe||Milan||Italy||Milan City Council|
|7.Changing the flow of traffic||Cleaning up the air we breathe||Barcelona||Spain||Barcelona City Council|