Tyne & Wear Public

Transport Users Group


Air Pollution


TWPTUG wants to seea a vast reduction in air pollution deaths and suffering. 

(Picture from TWPTUG AGM, 19 October 2015)

PTUG AGM 2015-1

Hamburg becomes first German city to ban older diesel cars.


Government Clean Air Strategy: Reaction from the Transport Committee Chair.


European Parliament wants to protect workers from diesel exhausts. Click here for PDF document.


VW emissions: Transport Committee still pushing for answers. Click here for link to webpage.


Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership's list of reports, including the Low Emission Bus Guide: www.lowcvp.org.uk/resource-library/reports-and-studies.htm


Living near major roads and the incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis: a population-based cohort study:



PUBLIC MEETING: Air pollution in Gosforth: causes, effects, and solutions.

Tuesday April 26th, 7pm, South Northumberland Cricket Club, Gosforth, NE3 1LU (near Central Park, between Moor Road North and High St). Arranged in association with SPACE (www.spaceforgosforth.com).


SPEAKER: Professor Margaret Bell, Newcastle University - expert on transport and air pollution.


Newcastle has an estimated 225 premature deaths a year due to air pollution, mainly from traffic, and Gosforth has two of the worst areas for air pollution in Newcastle - Gosforth High Street and South Gosforth roundabout.


Greenpeace petition

The next breath you take could be toxic, legally unsafe and even deadly.


Air pollution in the UK is now responsible for cutting short 40,000 lives every year. That’s 20 times more deaths than people who die directly from road accidents. But the Prime Minister could take some simple steps to start cleaning up our air. Sign the petition calling on David Cameron to come up with a bold and steadfast action plan to clean our air now


Sign the petition here: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/airpoll

Posted 17 April 2016


Newcastle one of the UK's most congested cities (opens as Word document)


Transport Select Committee press release

03 November 2015

Volkswagen Group emissions violations investigated.