A further £5m has been awarded to local authorities across England to deliver projects that tackle air pollution.
The funding, from the Government’s Air Quality Grant, will help councils to undertake school streets, promote anti-idling, encourage the uptake of electric taxis and train GPs to become air quality champions.
These projects complement the wider UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations, which includes a £3.5 billion investment into air quality and cleaner transport. The plan is supporting the uptake of low emissions vehicles, getting more people to cycle and walk, and encouraging cleaner public transport.
More than double the funding awarded in 2020 has been made available for this year’s grant.