Why Richmond Council should hate cars #1

Recently, Clean Air London looked at traffic pollution in London, and wanted to know how it affects children. Richmond, despite being a borough with so much greenery, parks, etc., still managed to have more than a dozen schools which were close to roads with over 10,000 vehicles per day.

That means schools exposing their children to levels of pollution that are pretty much guaranteed to cause significantly higher incidence of asthma, not to mention other health issues.

Even if you accept that some of these schools are close to roads which aren’t managed by Richmond (such as Darrell School, not far from the poisonous A316), it’s hard to understand how the council is so wed to driving in a borough which should have so many other options for its residents and visitors.

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