11:45 02 January 2018
London will start analysing the levels of air pollution in “toxic hot spots” across the city using up to 1,000 sensors. The project involves the Greater London Authority, which will use mobile devices to capture relevant data from around the city. It will also involve the use of £750,000 air quality monitoring system designed to analyse pollution in schools, hospitals, busy roads and construction sites.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has confirmed that the project will be carried out by the C40 Climate Leadership Group as part of a partnership with the Indian city of Bengaluru.
Khan said: “I’m doing everything in my power to clean up London’s lethal air from introducing the world’s first toxicity charge for older more polluting cars and bringing forward the Ultra-Low Emission Zone, to cleaning up our bus and taxi fleet.
“I’m pleased my ambitious work will soon be boosted by new state-of-the-art air quality sensor monitoring technology that will help deliver the most comprehensive data on toxic pollution ever.”
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