Waltham Forest Cycling Scheme Has Reduced Air Pollution And Increased Residents' Life Expectancy

Waltham Forest cycling scheme has reduced air pollution and increased residents' life expectancy

Dan Alexander 3 Aug 2018 Residents have been encouraged to cycle with investment put into cycling infrastructure The London Borough of Waltham Forest has seen a reduction in air pollution and a resulting increase in life expectancy of the local population. As one of the capital's 'Mini Holland' areas, the improved air quality has been attributed to road layout changes that see street reclaimed by people on foot and bicycles from motor vehicles. Dangerous levels of air pollution in the East London borough have been reduced by a council scheme to encourage cycling and walking as an alternative to driving cars. The ‘Mini Holland’ scheme has seen £30 million invested into cycling infrastructure with 22km of segregated cycle lanes, 250 bike storage facilities and 104 pedestrian crossings built. As a result, researchers from King’s College London estimate that life expectancy may have increased by up to six weeks compared to ...

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