Tyne & Wear Public

Transport Users Group


Air Pollution


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

(Picture from TWPTUG AGM, 19 October 2015)

PTUG AGM 2015-1

Cullercoats Harbour Day and campaign against air pollution - letter sent to local press.


Which Magazine - “77% of new diesel cars fail emission tests” (Change.org petition update)


CapX article: The red diesel loophole is slowing the transition to cleaner alternatives.


North Tyneside action on Saturday 18th August at Cullercoats Harbour Day, 12-1pm.

We will be wearing t-shirts and leafleting against air pollution, as part of our Pedestrian Rights Campaign. This is especially important given the danger of cars and their pollution on the sea front when it's very hot. No attempt has been made to make the sea front car-free like they did at the Tynemouth Festival. Please come and join us!


Guardian Opinion by John Vidal: Air pollution is a lethal blight that shames our politicians.


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.




Cullercoats harbour day

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Cullercoats harbour Day and campaign against air pollution, August 2018.