join donate discuss

Greens will fight to reintroduce a new version of People Friendly Streets in Salisbury

With the easing of lockdown, cars have now returned to dominate our shopping streets, and motorists can once again use our medieval City centre as an urban rat run, with over 80% just driving straight through, causing more congestion and higher pollution for local residents.

The lack of commitment to tackling congestion and poor air quality has highlighted the Conservatives' inability to run our City for the benefit of us all. 
Across Britain each year, in excess of 28,000 deaths are attributed to air pollution [1], with one study suggesting a death toll of 64,000 [2]. That should prompt a much stronger political response than we are seeing from our City Council and from Wiltshire.

[1] https://www.gov.uk/.../public-health-england-publishes...
[2] https://academic.oup.com/eurhe.../article/40/20/1590/5372326

en_GBEnglish