Bold measures needed to tackle Glasgow air pollution
Responding to the announcement by the World Health Organisation that Glasgow has breached safe limits for air pollution, Patrick Harvie, Scottish Green MSP for Glasgow, said:
“Another year, another dire warning about Glasgow’s toxic air. This was one of the first issues I raised when I was elected 13 years ago, and there has never been anything close to a serious attempt by local or national government to get a grip of the situation.
“For all those years it’s been clear that Glasgow’s appalling air quality is harming the health of those who live here and those who visit our city. We urgently need bold measures to reduce traffic levels and create safer streets for walking and cycling, as is the norm in other European cities. If the First Minister agrees this situation needs closer attention, I’d urge whoever she appoints as Transport Minister in her new cabinet to make it a priority.”