Sutton Council to Monitor Air Quality with Sensors
Sutton Council joins 'Breathe London' trial to monitor air quality in the borough using innovative sensor technology.
06:11 14 May 2021
Sutton Council has become one of the first London boroughs to join a trial designed to monitor air quality using Breathe London air quality and monitoring sensors.
The scheme aims to generate data that will help council leaders gain a deeper understanding of different transport modes and movement patterns and their impact on air quality. The sensors will be installed at All Saints Carshalton Primary, Muschamp Primary, Harris Academy Carshalton, and Cheam Common Junior & Infants Academy.
Councillor Manuel Abellan, Chair of the Environment & Sustainable Transport Committee, said:
“Access to more accurate real time data will provide insights of overall air quality and congestion levels in the borough, and help build clear a picture of the environment and health of our schools and communities.
“We are committed to Sutton being a green borough, and we hope that as a result of the air quality monitoring, we will be able to develop schemes that can deliver an improvement in air quality and an increase in sustainable travel, leading to safer and healthier streets.”
Breathe London, which was launched last year, saw the installation of more than 100 air quality sensors at hospitals, schools and other primary locations to aid the city's green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.