Warming up to emission zones?
IT is all to the good that air pollution figures are to be printed at tube stations and at bus stops as highlighted in last week’s Gazette.
All this is a softening-up operation in preparation for Sadiq Khan’s plan for a north/south circular - wide low emission (congestion charge) zone (see map above of proposed area) – another level of taxation for the motorist.
Yet, Heathrow airport is campaigning for a third runway.
Perhaps before this expanded emission zone is a fact, perhaps a statistician might publish a report on how many road vehicle exhausts it takes to equal the pollution caused by one paraffin burning aircraft taking off, flying over the area or landing at Heathrow airport.
PETE WILLIAMS York avenue Hayes