Fulham roads to be monitored for air pollution

By Owen Sheppard, Local Democracy Reporter

Dozens of roads in south Fulham will soon be monitored for air pollution.

Hammersmith and Fulham council announced it has started installing 56 little white monitors on lamp posts.

They are part of the council’s wider plan to monitor and control traffic flows in Sands End, which has come under criticism from residents.

The majority will be dotted along Wandsworth Bridge Road, Carnwath Road, Peterborough Road, Broomhouse Lane , New King’s Road, Townmead Road, Imperial Road, Studdridge Street and Pearscroft Road.

The monitors will pick up the contents of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Ozone (O3), and other solid particles in the air that can be toxic (PM2.5 and PM10).

They will collect data at one-minute intervals, which will be published on the council’s website.

Councillor Wesley Harcourt, the cabinet member for the environment, said: “We are using 2020 tech solutions to tackle the decades-old problems of traffic congestion and air pollution.”

Pictured top: Monitors are being fitted to lamp posts.


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