Where does air pollution come from?
Did you know that there is one car for every two people in the UK?
And that 80% of roadside nitrogen dioxide air pollution, where legal limits are being broken, comes from road transport.
According to Sustrans, the charity that makes it easier to walk and cycle, air pollution has been identified as the greatest environmental threat to human health. 1 in 20 deaths in England alone can be attributed to harmful particles in the air.
The increase in road traffic over recent decades not only impacts the air quality of our towns and cities but also has wider effects such as noise pollution, lack of physical activity, access issues and road traffic collisions.
Find out what you can do to help reduce air pollution from car use here
Read the Sustrans policy on Air Pollution