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TPRightsofMan Mar 09, 2013 05:27 PM
Have there been cases anyone has investigated like our W London case of
a (sports and leisure) centre being proposed to be built two metres from a road
which according to our counts carries over 1000 motor vehicles an hour for 8 hours a day 5 days a week?
I'm very unhappy about having no comparative info at all about pollution - or traffic, come to that. We have no money to hire a traffic expert.
All we can do is demonstrate unsuitability of location owing to traffic volume (+ jams) causing access problems for children, old and disabled, with no backing pollution figures.
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EEA Mar 19, 2013 01:05 PM
Dear TPRightsofMan,
we unfortunately do not have very precise information about air pollution generated by road transport at a local level, most of our information being at national and European levels. However you may find a number of tools useful to help you determine air quality:
- Eye On Earth – Citizen observatory on air and noise – AirWatch: http://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/eye-on-earth-old
- The Unvalidated real-time air quality map http://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/real-time-map
- The validated air quality maps and data http://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/air/air-quality/map/airbase

You may also find useful information in the website of the European Commission dedicated to Environmental Impact assessment (EIA): http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eia/home.htm
A list of EAI centres in member states is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eia/contacts2.htm
 
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