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Mini-Holland vindicated – in Waltham Forest

nox reduction in waltham forestOne of the many figures in the report showing the expected improvements in air quality resulting from the Mini Holland schemesA new study by Kings College* vindicates the Waltham Forest Mini-Holland scheme, notably the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods.

The study shows that residents of Waltham Forest will gain an average of one month of life from the Mini-Holland and related works in the borough. That leaves a reduced life expectancy of 6 to 10 months from the remaining air pollution which needs to be addressed by more local works, extending the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) to the whole of London, phasing out of diesel and a general reduction in road traffic.

In short, it needs a Green transport policy at local, London and national level.

* Air Quality: concentrations, exposure and attitudes in Waltham Forest. Kings College, 2018.

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