How greener streets can lead to healthier cities

News Detail

Year:

2021

Country:

United Kingdom

Headlines in the run up to Cop26 have promised new technologies, including electric carsflying taxis and heat pumps to warm our homes. But we can do more – starting with the streets around us.

Jon Burke, a decarbonisation policy consultant, has likened the private motor vehicle to an invasive species. It grows to dominate our transport systems, choking out alternatives, and erodes the diverse social fabric of neighbourhoods. While electric vehicles will reduce climate-changing emissions and exhaust pollution, they will not relieve our congested roads and will not tackle air pollution from tyres, brakes and road wear.

More info

Want to stay up to date?

Sign up to our mailing list to receive regular updates on the most exciting news, research, case studies, and events related to sustainable design.