On 05.07 Healthy Air joined forces with Climate Revolution at the Urban Outdoor Festival. They rented a tricycle from London Green Cycles and fitted a sophisticated air quality monitor and used it to plot NO2 levels during the Festival and on a hour-long ride.
They chose a good route, away from busy polluted roads; as a result the readings during most of the ride were lower than at the Festival, which took place at a park near a four lane road.
Cargobikes are ideal for this monitoring work. Next outing will be on Islington most polluted street, the Old Street / Clerkenwell Road corridor, to strengthen the case for the Boulevard proposal, and filter away through traffic from the most cycled roads in London.