Action on Air Pollution and Traffic Congestion

The Canterbury Society is very concerned about the poor quality of the air in our city.  We are supporting Professor Stephen Peckham’s initiative to assess air quality in the city and have taken part with other volunteers in monitoring the air in St Dunstan’s Street.  We are now discussing an initiative to encourage ‘modal shift’, that is to change travel patterns in the city in order to reduce both traffic congestion and air pollution.

We are also planning an initiative focused on the level crossings.  The aim is to ask drivers of cars waiting at the crossings to turn off their engines.   We are grateful to those who have already volunteered to help us and would be interested to hear from anyone else who would like to volunteer.  It would just be a matter of spending an hour or so handing out leaflets to drivers when the level crossing gates are down.  If you would like to help please contact: or

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