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Air Pollution Severity set to worsen in Liverpool, UK

An Experimental traffic order was put in place in 28th October 2013 in Liverpool for bus lanes to be suspended. As outlined within attached document the Local Authority have proposed that the Experimental traffic orders are to be made permanent despite the following being revealed:-
• Now the review indicates pollution based around 41% of removed bus lanes to have increased, most significantly in 11%.
• Many lane removal recommendations seem arbitrary, in the face of working to expected standards. Indeed some bus lane suspensions have led to increased journey times for BOTH buses and general traffic journeys (e.g. Wavetree, Childwall Valley), yet these lanes are to be removed!
• How will the longer bus journey times benefit bus users’ journeys to work, especially for the 47% of Liverpool households who have no access to a car?
• The local authority document states "A reduction in congestion levels and the free flow of traffic on the City’s highway network promotes positive impact on air quality". However the document fails to address the likely impact of rising car motor traffic due to bus journeys being less competitive with car journeys.
• Recently Public Health England released statistics which reveal that in just one year 239 people in Liverpool died because of air pollution.
• It is well established that the best way to address air pollution is to improve public transport, plus a significant increase in the numbers of people cycling and walking.”
• The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transports described the trial removal of bus lanes as an “ill considered experiment”.
• Many of the bus lanes were installed using contributions from grants from the EU with the purpose of reducing air pollution.
• Air pollution monitoring stations were moved shortly before the experimental traffic order was implemented in 2013. I am therefore concerned that the public in Liverpool is being exposed to increasingly unsafe air pollution, which will not be addressed as air quality data is not available.

My Questions are as follows:-
1. Are you able to offer any advice on who we should address our concerns to? We have addressed our concerns to the local authority, but they are not prepared to listen.
2. Do you share our concerns that air quality monitoring is inadequate in Liverpool?
3. Is Liverpool Local Authority likely to be fined by the EU if air pollution levels worsen?
4. Will Liverpool Local Authority be made to pay back money to the EU following removal of public transport infrastructure that was installed to reduce air pollution?

Reference:
1) http://www.hpa.org.uk/[…]/1317141074607

Yours Sincerely
Andrew
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Last discussed by andrew_kenneth
Oct 23, 2014 12:32 AM
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chhwang Dear Sir or Maddam,

Thanks for your help in advance.

I read the EEA Monitoring Co2 report (summary of data for 2013) which is published EEA.
http://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/monitoring-co2-emissions-from-new-1

Among the report, I saw that Data (Registraion,Mass, Co2 etc.) of Norway/Croatia in the appexdix data book for reference.

But as I know, the regulation 443/2009 which will be applied in 2014 is only for EU counties (not EFTA like Norway).

So I'm wonder whether Co2 emission of Passenger Cars which sold in Norway will be counted for regulation 443/2009 from future (2015?).

I'll waiting kind answer about it.

BR

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Last discussed by EEA
Oct 22, 2014 11:29 AM
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Air Pollution Severity set to worsen in Liverpool, UK

An Experimental traffic order was put in place in 28th October 2013 in Liverpool for bus lanes to be suspended. As outlined within attached document the Local Authority have proposed that the Experimental traffic orders are to be made permanent despite the following being revealed:-
• Now the review indicates pollution based around 41% of removed bus lanes to have increased, most significantly in 11%.
• Many lane removal recommendations seem arbitrary, in the face of working to expected standards. Indeed some bus lane suspensions have led to increased journey times for BOTH buses and general traffic journeys (e.g. Wavetree, Childwall Valley), yet these lanes are to be removed!
• How will the longer bus journey times benefit bus users’ journeys to work, especially for the 47% of Liverpool households who have no access to a car?
• The local authority document states "A reduction in congestion levels and the free flow of traffic on the City’s highway network promotes positive impact on air quality". However the document fails to address the likely impact of rising car motor traffic due to bus journeys being less competitive with car journeys.
• Recently Public Health England released statistics which reveal that in just one year 239 people in Liverpool died because of air pollution.
• It is well established that the best way to address air pollution is to improve public transport, plus a significant increase in the numbers of people cycling and walking.”
• The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transports described the trial removal of bus lanes as an “ill considered experiment”.
• Many of the bus lanes were installed using contributions from grants from the EU with the purpose of reducing air pollution.
• Air pollution monitoring stations were moved shortly before the experimental traffic order was implemented in 2013. I am therefore concerned that the public in Liverpool is being exposed to increasingly unsafe air pollution, which will not be addressed as air quality data is not available.

My Questions are as follows:-
1. Are you able to offer any advice on who we should address our concerns to? We have addressed our concerns to the local authority, but they are not prepared to listen.
2. Do you share our concerns that air quality monitoring is inadequate in Liverpool?
3. Is Liverpool Local Authority likely to be fined by the EU if air pollution levels worsen?
4. Will Liverpool Local Authority be made to pay back money to the EU following removal of public transport infrastructure that was installed to reduce air pollution?

Reference:
1) http://www.hpa.org.uk/[…]/1317141074607

Yours Sincerely
Andrew
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Last created by andrew_kenneth
Oct 21, 2014 01:41 AM
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RUhl Missing contents (EUNIS explanations)
There used to be quite valuable information available, e.g. refering to the relationship between Natura-2000 annex I habitat codes and EUNIS codes (there used to be an Excel file). But
http://eunis.eea.europa.eu/related-reports.jsp won't work any longer. If I try to search for a habitat code in "Search Europe's environment..." I don't get an answer. When I look for a specific code like 91E0 under "habitats" I get a "nothing found" message. Where have all the contents gone?

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Last discussed by EEA
Sep 26, 2014 09:04 AM
 
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